ERIC Number: EJ875545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Do Teacher Education Programs Have Personality?
Denzine, Gypsy M.; Martin, William E., Jr.; Cramblet, Leslie D.
Current Issues in Education, v8 n3 2005
Teacher education programs might consider the extent to which their own curriculum provides pre-service teachers with some foundational knowledge in personality psychology. It seems reasonable to consider that a course in educational psychology might be the course in which future teachers are presented an introduction to personality theory. In this study, we address this question by quantifying the overlap of terminology and concepts between top selling undergraduate personality psychology text books and top selling undergraduate educational psychology text books. Results indicate that among personality terms, 55% did not appear in the indexes of any of the educational psychology text books examined and conceptually, the average percentage of conceptual coverage in the educational psychology texts was 5.08%. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Psychology, Personality, Personality Theories, Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Vocabulary, Universities, Inclusive Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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