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ERIC Number: EJ802417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-3
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
How In-Training Secondary Education Teachers Think. Avenues for Intervention
Perez-Sanchez, Antonio Miguel; Gilar-Corbi, Raquel; Gonzales-Gomez, Carla
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v5 n2 p307-324 Sep 2007
Introduction: The aim of this research is to analyse the thinking of teachers-in-training for compulsory secondary education, in order to facilitate the work of education and guidance at secondary schools. Method: The participants were 265 students in the "CAP" program (course for the Pedagogical Aptitude Certificate). The instrument used was a survey we had created. We used frequency analysis, analysis of contingency tables (nominal by nominal), logistic regression analysis and loglinear models to analyse the data. In the frequency analyses we used: a) analysis of multiple responses, and b) analysis of frequencies of the first answer. Results: Results include the following: a) most compulsory secondary school teachers-to-be consider that their activity should be academic, b) students' lack of interest and aggressions among students are the participants' main concerns regarding their future work, and c) participants think that the teacher's job consists of transmitting information; the students, therefore, must make use of skills that will enable them pass their subjects. Conclusion: The following conclusions were drawn: a) these teacher beliefs, which we might refer to as attitudes, are one of the main causes of poor adjustment found at secondary schools, b) we must take these ideas into account when offering guidance and training to future teachers, and c) teachers are encouraging their pupils to use skills for passing their classroom subjects, while ignoring other personality factors. (Contains 8 figures, 2 tables, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain