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ERIC Number: ED011131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar-15
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS AND FIRST-YEAR TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS. FINAL REPORT.
LUND, VICTOR E.
A COMPARATIVE STUDY WAS MADE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO TYPES OF TEACHER-TRAINING PROGRAMS INVOLVING 1962 AND 1963 GRADUATES, OF WHOM 242 HAD RECEIVED TRADITIONAL AND RELATIVELY UNCOORDINATED TRAINING AND 79 HAD RECEIVED A NEW INTEGRATED JUNIOR YEAR BLOCK TRAINING, WITH LESS COURSE OVERLAP AND MORE SPECIFIC LABORATORY TEACHING EXPERIENCE. EVALUATION OF THE TWO PROGRAMS INCLUDED RATINGS BY TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, AND THE COLLEGE'S FIELD SERVICES COORDINATOR. UNSYSTEMATIZED AND INCOMPLETE DATA RESULTED IN FINDINGS WHICH WERE INDICATIVE BUT NOT CONCLUSIVE. TWENTY-NINE PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS RESPONDED TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE. LESS THAN 45 PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS WERE EVALUATED BY PRINCIPALS. AT THE .05 LEVEL OF SIGNIFICANCE, PRINCIPALS' EVALUATIONS SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN FAVOR OF BLOCK-TRAINED TEACHERS, BUT THE FIELD SERVICES COORDINATOR'S EVALUATIONS DID NOT REVEAL A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE OBSERVED EFFECTIVENESS OF ONE PROGRAM OVER THE OTHER. EVALUATION DISCREPANCIES WERE ATTRIBUTED TO PRINCIPAL EVALUATIONS BASED ON A TOTAL YEAR'S PERFORMANCE, WHILE THE FIELD SERVICES COORDINATOR EVALUATIONS WERE BASED ON SPOT OBSERVATION EARLY IN THE YEAR. THE STUDY CONCLUDED THAT (1) NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE EXISTED BETWEEN SEXES IN TEACHERS' SELF-EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVENESS ATTRIBUTED TO EITHER OF THE PROGRAMS, (2) MALE STUDENTS HAD A TENDENCY TO CHOOSE THE BLOCK PROGRAM, (3) MALE TEACHERS FROM THE BLOCK PROGRAM EVALUATED THEMSELVES HIGHER THAN MALES FROM THE TRADITIONAL PROGRAM, AND (4) NO SELECTIVE PROCESS WAS APPARENT FOR ENROLLING CAPABLE STUDENTS IN EITHER OF THE PROGRAMS. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Identifiers: Oregon (Monmouth)