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ERIC Number: ED011919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ROLE OF DISTRIBUTIVE TEACHER EDUCATORS IN ADULT EDUCATION.
CARTER, FAIRCHILD H.
TEACHER EDUCATORS FROM 22 INSTITUTIONS IN 20 STATES RESPONDED TO AN INQUIRY FROM ASKING THEM TO LIST ANY FUNCTIONS THEY PERFORMED IN ADULT EDUCATION DURING A 2-YEAR PERIOD. THE FINDINGS SHOWED NO IDENTICAL PATTERN OF OPERATION. ONE-SEVENTH OF THE RESPONDENTS REPORTED THAT THEIR INSTITUTION CHARGES FEES FOR THEIR SERVICES AS CONSULTANTS, AND OVER 50 PERCENT PERFORMED CONSULTATIVE FUNCTIONS AS A SERVICE WITHOUT FEES. THE SERVICES OFFERED TO SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES SEEMED TO HAVE MORE CONSISTENT PATTERNS OF RESPONSE. APPROXIMATELY ONE-HALF OF THE TEACHER EDUCATORS TAUGHT ADULT CLASSES, AND ABOUT 40 PERCENT DID NOT PERFORM ANY FUNCTIONS IN FIELD INSTRUCTION. SLIGHTLY OVER ONE-HALF VISITED THE LOCAL SCHOOLS TO ASSIST IN SUPERVISION AND ADULT TEACHING. GENERALLY, THE TEACHER EDUCATORS EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN RESEARCH, BUT LESS THAN ONE-THIRD HAD ANY UNDERWAY AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED DEVELOPING STUDIES TO--(1) COMPARE THE ACTUAL FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY TEACHER EDUCATORS WITH THEIR EXPRESSED INTENTIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES AND (2) COMPARE THE STATED FUNCTIONS OF THE TEACHER EDUCATORS WITH THE FUNCTIONS THAT THE STATE SUPERVISORS BELIEVE ARE THE DUTIES OF THE TEACHER EDUCATOR. APPENDIXES CONTAIN A 22-ITEM SURVEY FORM AND THE LETTER ACCOMPANYING IT, A SCALE FOR EVALUATING ADULT EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE, AND A LIST OF RESPONDING INSTITUTIONS. (SL)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Identifiers: COUNCIL FOR DISTRIBUTIVE TEACHER EDUCATION