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ERIC Number: EJ1063012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Teachers' Perceptions Related to Characteristics of a Professional Environment for Teaching
Sahin, Mehmet; White, Arthur L.
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v11 n3 559-575 Jun 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine pre-service and in-service science and mathematics teachers' perceptions of the characteristics of a professional teaching environment. The study further investigated the relationships of field placement contexts and grade levels on pre-service teachers' perceptions of importance and availability of certain aspects of a professional teaching environment. The teacher perceptions were assessed using the Professional Environment for Teaching Survey (PETS). The responses reflecting the teacher perceptions of importance were subjected to a principal component analysis and two components were identified. These were Resources for Teaching and Recognition of Teacher Contributions. Data obtained from pre-service teachers who (were) enrolled in a graduate teacher education licensure program at a large Midwestern university and from in-service teachers who were mentors for the pre-service teachers. Correlation and forward stepwise multiple regression analyses of the data suggested that the perceptions of importance and/or availability of those pre-service or in-service teachers with more experience were related to the academic degree they held and the content that they were teaching or expecting to teach. Results for the in-service and preservice teachers' perceptions were discussed in terms of characteristics of a professional teaching environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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