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ERIC Number: ED490725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Change in Pre-Service Teacher Attitudes toward Contemporary Issues in Education
Johnson, Genevieve M.; Andrew, Howell J.
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Pre-service teacher education is concerned with producing graduates who move into the field able, in terms of both skills and attitudes, to implement research-based conclusions that may not always coincide with the attitudes of previously trained teachers. We sought to assess attitudes and attitude change regarding contemporary issues in education (i.e., grade retention, inclusive education, learning strategies instruction, cooperative learning, and classroom management), among students (N = 124) enrolled in a second-year educational psychology course. Comparison of pre- and post-course Likert ratings indicated that these pre-service teachers modified their attitudes regarding grade retention, inclusive education, and classroom management but not with regard to learning strategies instruction and cooperative learning. It would appear that pre-service teacher attitudes, in some cases, are amenable to change in a relatively brief time. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A