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ERIC Number: EJ817310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Personality Characteristics and Teacher Beliefs among Pre-Service Teachers
Decker, Lauren E.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.
Teacher Education Quarterly, v35 n2 p45-64 Spr 2008
The present paper asks three questions about pre-service teachers. First, what are the prevalent beliefs about teaching among pre-service teachers? Second, what are the personality characteristics of pre-service teachers? Third, in what ways do personality traits and other demographic attributes predict beliefs about teaching? Participants were 397 pre-service teachers enrolled in the teacher education program at the University of Virginia; 288 were enrolled in a five-year teacher education program and 109 were enrolled in a two-year master of teaching program. Findings have implications for the consideration of such attributes in teacher education programs. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia