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Self-understanding is critical to effective teaching and leadership. This article reviews the importance of self-knowledge as a cornerstone in education programs, then describes a process for developing self-understanding and some of the assessment instruments used in these programs. Finally, the paper summarizes the data provided by 281 students who were enrolled in a preservice undergraduate or graduate program providing some insights into the personalities, learning styles, and beliefs of the participants, and indicating several trends. The data revealed that a person in education would likely be a concrete sequential learner, who holds progressive views, has a personality that is energized by being with people, makes decisions on his or her feelings, likes to get information through details, and likes to do things in steps one at a time. The results suggested several areas for further study, including the need to include people with different styles and beliefs in discussions and decisions; further reflection on what educators believe; and investigations of gender and personality and learning style relationships. (Contains 23 references.) (ND)

Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Learning Processes, Personality Measures, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness

Author: Cromwell, Ronald R.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7841&id=ED393830


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