ERIC Number: ED479482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-6
The Relationship between Teacher Candidates' Beliefs about Education and Discipline Orientation.
Witcher, Ann E.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Minor, Lynn C.; James, Terry L.
The purpose of this study was to examine the link between preservice teachers' educational beliefs and their discipline orientation. Participants were 134 preservice teachers enrolled at a large university in a southeastern state. A discriminant analysis revealed a statistically significant relationship between discipline orientation and educational beliefs. The effect size was moderate. The standardized coefficients and structure coefficients indicated that teacher candidates who were the most interventionist also tended to be the most transmissive. Similarly, teacher candidates with the most non-interventionist orientation tended to be the most progressive. Implications are discussed. (Contains 38 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (29th, Chattanooga, TN, November 6-8, 2002).