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ERIC Number: EJ1177353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-416X
Cognitive and Personality Factors in Teachers' Training: Comparison of College to University Students
Weiss, Itzhak; Fisherman, Shraga
Curriculum and Teaching, v26 n1 p33-55 2011
The study investigates different models of personality and cognitive factors in teacher training courses at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and universities. We used Ego Identity (EI), Professional Identity (PI) of teachers, and Self Regulated Learning (SRL) as personality measures, and Metacognitive Knowledge (MAI), Field Experience Grades (Practice), and Achievement Grades (Grades) as cognitive measures. We hypothesized that students trained in colleges will have more integrated personality as teachers, compare to students who trained for teaching in universities. We sampled 39 students from a TTC and 35 from teacher training courses at the university. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used for the data analysis. As we assumed, the model emerged from the TTC group indicates a general and coherent Professional Identity development, while the model for the university group showed a lack of investment in teachers' professional development as a general entity. The implications of these results for decision-makers in education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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