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ERIC Number: EJ1100313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: 40
Knowledge of the Health Care Law as an Issue in Teacher Education
Wright, Jennifer M.; Henze, Erin E. C.; Coles, Jeremy T.; Miller, Nicole A.; Williams, Robert L.
Issues in Teacher Education, v25 n1 p107-124 Spr 2016
Of all the collegiate majors that affect society, none is more critical than teacher education. If teacher education students are uninformed or misinformed about issues central to society, they are likely to be inept in responding to queries and opinions voiced by their future students regarding such issues. The current study investigated one such issue that has been brewing for the past several years and will likely continue to be debated indefinitely. This issue is without question one of the most contentious and polarizing political issues in recent times, and one that has been inundated with misinformation from various sectors of government and the public media. The major focus of this study was to determine how the political affiliations of teacher education students related to their knowledge of the content and probable effects of the Affordable Care Act (or Health Care Law).
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Political Affiliation, Knowledge Level, Federal Legislation, Access to Health Care, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Political Issues, Undergraduate Students, State Universities, Private Colleges, Student Surveys, Differences, Philosophy, Misconceptions
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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