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ERIC Number: ED002784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958
Pages: 97
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FLORIDA STUDY OF TEACHER EDUCATION, AN EVALUATION OF THE PRESERVICE PROGRAM.
KELLEY, J.T.; WHITE, J.B.
HOW TEACHERS FEEL ABOUT THEIR PRESERVICE EDUCATION WAS EXPLORED. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED FROM APPROXIMATELY 3,000 TEACHERS WHO TAUGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME DURING THE 1954-55 SCHOOL YEAR. DATA GATHERED INCLUDED EVALUATION OF THEIR OWN PRESERVICE PROGRAMS BY THE TEACHERS AND AN EVALUATION BY PRINCIPALS OF HOW WELL THIS PROGRAM EQUIPPED THE TEACHERS FOR THEIR JOBS. THESE DATA WERE, IN PART, CONVERTED TO NUMERICAL VALUES AND ANALYZED STATISTICALLY. AMONG THE GROUPS COMPARED WERE--(1) TEACHERS WHO RECEIVED PRESERVICE TRAINING IN THE STATE AND THOSE TRAINED OUTSIDE, (2) TEACHERS WORKING ON THE ELEMENTARY AND ON THE SECONDARY LEVELS, (3) THOSE HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF EXPERIENCE, (4) THOSE WHO ARE FULLY CERTIFIED AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT, AND (5) THOSE HAVING 4 YEARS OF TRAINING AS COMPARED WITH THOSE HAVING 5 YEARS OF TRAINING. IT WAS FOUND THAT MOST OF THE BEGINNING TEACHERS WHO ARE ISSUED TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES HAVE DEFICIENCES IN PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION. INSTITUTIONS PREPARING TEACHERS SHOULD MOVE AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE TOWARD A 5-YEAR PROGRAM OF PREPARATION. THIS NEED NOT BE CONTINUOUS STUDY, BUT MAY PROVIDE A FEW YEARS OF INITIAL TEACHING BEFORE THE FIFTH YEAR IS COMPLETE. INSTITUTIONS AND COOPERATING PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHOULD INSIST THAT THE INTERNSHIP OR STUDENT-TEACHING EXPERIENCE BE CARRIED OUT UNDER THE MOST FAVORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS APPEARS TO BE THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PART OF THE PRESERVICE PROGRAM. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.; Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Gainesville); Florida (Tallahassee)