Mobility patterns and personal characteristics of outstanding teachers in Florida
Historical data were surveyed for "Teacher of the Year" awards in Florida from 1975-1985. Data gathering included personal characteristics and mob il i t y experienced since receipt of the award. Counties selected for this study were based on population in the 1980 Census, and were divided into large, midsize and small counties. Twenty-one personal characteristics were crossed with teachers remaining in classroom teaching or teachers having left classroom teaching. Two statistical approaches were employed in data analysis. These were: (1) descriptive data and (2) chi-square goodness of fit. The .05 level of significance was used for determination of significant differences. Research indicated that age at time of selection (40) was statistically significant at the .05 level. Four visual trends were also present: (1) size of childhood hometown; (2) parents paying for college education; (3) superintendents' method of employment; and (4) parents' employment not in education. Seventy percent (186) of the participants responded.
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Hernandez, David E.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic
Costner, Deana Voncile Woolfolk, "Mobility patterns and personal characteristics of outstanding teachers in Florida" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4126.