Date of Award

Spring 2012

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Teaching and Learning

Program/Concentration

Curriculum and Instruction

Committee Director

Robert Lucking

Committee Member

Jennifer Kidd

Committee Member

Sueanne McKinney

Abstract

The research project described herein was designed to measure teacher education students' epistemological beliefs. Teacher education students' epistemological beliefs were compared according to participants' academic and demographic characteristics as well as characteristics of the courses in which students are enrolled at the time of study data collection. Participants included teacher education students currently studying in Old Dominion University's Darden College of Education. Results indicated that, while participants' epistemological beliefs and the development thereof are both, at times, related to their demographic and academic characteristics as well as the characteristics of the courses in which they were enrolled during the study, sometimes as statistically significant levels, further research needs to be conducted in order to further characterize the nature of these relationships, taking into consideration variables not accounted for in the current study.

DOI

10.25777/qfnv-ny52

ISBN

9781267422002

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