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Curriculum and Instruction

Longwood University

2005

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Teaching Today's Diverse Student Population In Schools, Elizabeth F. Hurdle Nov 2005

Teaching Today's Diverse Student Population In Schools, Elizabeth F. Hurdle

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The primary purpose of this study was to investigate teacher candidates' attitude and knowledge level toward the adequacy of their teacher training for meeting the needs of a diversified school population and to make recommendations for any restructuring in a University teacher training program. A survey research method using a convenience sample size of (N = 240) was used to collect data for this study. The sample of 240 participants included graduate and undergraduate teacher candidates who had completed student teaching and alumni from the last five years. A self-developed questionnaire with 35 Likert-type questions and four open-ended questions was used ...