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ERIC Number: EJ790125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Emotional Intelligence and Beginning Teacher Candidates
Justice, Madeline; Espinoza, Sue
Education, v127 n4 p456-461 Sum 2007
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas will need over 82,000 new teachers by 2008. Many teachers are leaving the profession within 5 years of being employed. Closing a revolving door, teacher preparation programs are discussing this phenomenon. One hundred sixty beginning teacher candidates were surveyed using the Emotional Skills Assessment Process. According to the Emotional Intelligence Scale the candidates needed to strengthen skills in assertion, comfort, empathy, decision making, drive strength, time management, commitment ethic, self-esteem, stress management and deference. The skills leadership, aggression, and change orientation were current strengths. To face the challenges of a diverse classroom, these skills need to be developed, strengthened or enhanced if candidates are expected to have a longer teaching career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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