Title

The Socialization of Beginning Elementary Teachers

Date of Award

1976

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Teaching and Leadership

Advisor(s)

William Greenfield

Subject Categories

Educational Administration and Supervision

Abstract

This study examined the socialization process which occurred early in the beginning elementary teacher's career. Socialization and reference group theory provided the overarching framework for the study. In addition a number of constructs found helpful to earlier researchers, organizational socialization, perspective, problematic situations, and situational adjustment were used.

The intent of this study was to generate hypotheses, not to test. Therefore, in order to build grounded theory (Glaser and Strauss 1967) a design that was open-ended was used, while data collection relied on unstructured interviews with teachers in their first, second and third year of teaching. Eventually, fifteen teachers from different school districts were interviewed. ...

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