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ERIC Number: EJ823196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Pedagogical Approaches Used by Faculty in Holland's Model Environments: The Role of Environmental Consistency
Smart, John C.; Ethington, Corinna A.; Umbach, Paul D.
Journal of Career Assessment, v17 n1 p69-85 2009
This study examines the extent to which faculty members in the disparate academic environments of Holland's theory devote different amounts of time in their classes to alternative pedagogical approaches and whether such differences are comparable for those in "consistent" and "inconsistent" environments. The findings show wide variations in the use of alternative pedagogical approaches among faculty members in four of the academic environments of Holland's theory based on the level of consistency or inconsistency in the environmental profiles of these environments. The implications of these findings for future research using Holland's theory to understand longitudinal patterns of change and stability in the attitudes, interests, and abilities of college students as well as variability in the patterns of professional attitudes and behaviors of college faculty are discussed. Attention is also devoted to the policy development and practical implications of these findings for careers counselors and other college and university leaders. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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