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ERIC Number: ED466450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 23
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Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes toward Classroom Management in an Alternative Certification Program.
Sokal, Laura; Smith, Donna G.; Mowat, Heather
This study investigated whether student teachers' attitudes toward classroom management would develop the same way in alternative certification (AC) teacher education programs as they would in traditional programs. Participants were 2 groups of Canadian student teachers at the end of their first or second year of a 2-year AC program. All participants had completed a baccalaureate degree prior to beginning the AC program. The participants completed the Attitudes and Beliefs in Classroom Control Inventory and a demographic inventory. Data analysis indicated that teachers in the AC program did not follow the same trajectory of classroom management attitudes as teachers in traditional teacher education programs, where attitudes do not generally change over the course of the program. Student teachers at the completion of the AC program had more interventionist attitudes about their roles in their relationships with students than did students who had completed only half of the AC program. There were no significant differences between any of the three age groups of AC preservice teachers. (Contains 59 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada