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Su, Justine Zhixin – Professional Educator, 1994
A survey of 100 preservice teachers in a public teacher training institution in California examined their educational values and beliefs regarding what schools are for. Results indicated that progressive and liberal beliefs were dominant, though those beliefs were not the real emphases within public schools, where practices tended to be guided by…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Students, Conservatism, Education Majors
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Su, Justine Zhixin – Professional Educator, 1994
This study examined demographics, entry perspectives, attitudes toward teaching, and commitment to a lifelong teaching career among California teacher candidates, comparing the findings to national teacher profile data. Results found a lack of minority representation, a majority of nontraditional teacher candidates, and a lack of commitment to…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Choice, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education