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Prospective Elementary Teachers Gone Wild? An Analysis of Facebook Self-Portrayals and Expected Dispositions of Preservice Elementary Teachers
This study explores how elementary education majors at a Midwestern university portray themselves on social networking sites. Results indicate that of the 471 students in the elementary education major, 76% had a profile on Facebook at the time of data collection. Of the 471 elementary education majors, 153 students had an active, fully accessible profile on Facebook. Of the 153 fully accessible profiles that were examined, 56% contained inappropriate material. The authors recommend that teacher educators must explicitly and forcefully teach their students that their behavior in and out of the classroom does matter.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2011