ERIC Number: EJ725584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Reference Count: 25
Do Future Teachers Choose Wisely? A Study of Pre-Service Teachers' Personality Preference Profiles
Thornton, Bill; Peltier, Gary; Hill, Gus
College Student Journal, v39 n3 p489 Sep 2005
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that all teachers in core academic subjects to be "highly qualified" by the end of the 2005-06 school year. New teacher leave the profession at an alarming rate--research indicates that 50% have left within five years of their first job. This article explores the personality types of pre-service teachers and non-education majors. The authors suggest that more appropriate screening procedures should be used by teacher preparation programs. Personality types may relate to teacher success and length of service. This article features several studies of pre-service teachers' personality preference profiles.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Persistence, Profiles, Personality Traits, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001