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Pre-service teachers' perception of age through a developmental lens


J-F and Swabey, K and Pullen, D, Pre-service teachers' perception of age through a developmental lens, Sage Open, 4, (3) pp. 1-7. ISSN 2158-2440 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/2158244014545457


The present study examined the perception of aging among a cohort of pre-service teachers undertaking an undergraduate degree in primary school education. Using a self-reported questionnaire adapted from the work of Rubin and Berntsen, 331 undergraduate students were asked a series of questions relating to their perceptions of aging. It was concluded that younger pre-service teachers held a more positive perception of aging than older pre-service teachers. Younger pre-service teachers seemed to display a greater level of optimism toward future life experiences, eager to explore their world and make new relationships, than were older aged students

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Pre-Service Teachers, Perception of Age, Development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:J-F (Dr J F)
UTAS Author:Swabey, K (Professor Karen Swabey)
UTAS Author:Pullen, D (Dr Darren Pullen)
ID Code:93818
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-08-19
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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