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ERIC Number: EJ810664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
...But I Love Children: Changing Elementary Teacher Candidates' Conceptions of the Qualities of Effective Teachers
Brown, Nancy; Morehead, Pamela; Smith, Julia B.
Teacher Education Quarterly, v35 n1 p169-183 Win 2008
This study examined changes in prospective elementary teachers' conceptions related to their descriptions of the qualities of effective teachers. In order to gain an understanding of teacher candidates' conceptions of quality teachers, the authors attempted to garner information from both qualitative and quantitative data derived through multiple measures. Qualitative data for the study were gathered through pre- and post-questionnaires and pictorial representational drawings. Quantitative data were gathered from the questionnaire using nonparametric measures. This study took place at a state-supported comprehensive institution serving over 14,000 students. With approximately 300 elementary education undergraduates graduating per year, the elementary education program is considered a substantial program both within the university and across the country. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A