ERIC Number: EJ1020800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Middle School Students
O'Connor, Kevin J.; D'Angelo, Christina M.
Educational Studies, v39 n5 p548-551 2013
This report shares a study that explored the perceptions pre-service teachers have of middle school students. Participants were asked to complete the "Adjective Checklist" ("ACL") by endorsing the words they considered most characteristic of a typical middle school student. Items most frequently endorsed indicated a predominantly negative perception (e.g. "awkward", "confused" and "emotional"). Implications for pre-service teacher training are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Students, Check Lists, Negative Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Early Adolescents, Stereotypes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adjective Check List