Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Jay W. Reeve

First Committee Member

Elizabeth Allen


One of the most elusive problems in the education profession continues to be the determination of sound reliable means of recruitment and selection of teacher candidates. The present report is of a study designed to explore this general area as it pertains to elementary teacher education at the University of the Pacific.

This investigation was planned to contribute toward the following general purposes:

  1. To avoid waste of student and faculty time and effort by early identification of students whose attitudes and interests are not congruent with those of successful teachers.
  2. To be able to furnish accurate descriptive information for counseling students making vocational decisions.
  3. To help students, and especially prospective teachers, understand their strong and weak points in order that they may better be able to direct their efforts toward efficient use of their strengths and toward development in areas of weakness.



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