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ERIC Number: ED012706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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NDEA INSTITUTES FOR TRAINERS OF TEACHERS (SUMMER, 1966).
HOOK, J.N.
NINE NDEA-SPONSORED INSTITUTES FOR TEACHER TRAINERS OFFERED AT SEVEN UNIVERSITIES IN SUMMER 1966 WERE ASSESSED AS TO MERIT AND POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT. ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE 275 PARTICIPANTS WERE COLLEGE PERSONS WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR PREPARING TEACHERS, AND OVER ONE-HALF OF THE OTHERS HAD ELEMENTARY-LEVEL RESPONSIBILITIES. THE HIGHEST DEGREES HELD BY THE 251 RESPONDENTS WERE MASTER'S (67.8 PERCENT), DOCTORATE (16.3 PERCENT), AND BACCALAUREATE (15.9 PERCENT). THE TYPICAL PARTICIPANT HAD 10-12 YEARS EXPEREINCE, OFTEN ON MORE THAN ONE ACADEMIC LEVEL (LIKE THE TYPICAL STAFF MEMBER). INSTRUMENTS OF EVALUATION INCLUDED QUESTIONNARES (FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS, PARTICIPANTS IN SPECIFIC INSTITUTES, DIRECTORS AND KEY STAFF MEMBERS, AND DIRECTORS) AND STRUCTURED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS. ALL OF THE DIRECTORS AND STAFF MEMBERS FELT THE INSTITUTES SHOULD BE CONTINUED, AND PARTICIPANTS RESPONDED 218 TO 4 IN FAVOR OF THEM. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE--MORE INSTITUTES, AN AVERAGE SIZE OF 30 PARTICIPANTS, CAREFUL BUT NOT RIGID PLANNING, SPACE AND TIME (2-3 HOURS A WEEK) FOR SOCIALIZING, REASONABLY HETEROGENEOUS GROUPS, EARLY AND FULL INVOLVEMENT OF STAFF, A LIGHT TEACHING LOAD FOR THE DIRECTOR, EXTENSIVE USE OF CONSULTANTS, AN ACTIVE ROLE FOR PARTICIPANTS, AND INTERWEAVING AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MATERIALS. BROCHURES FROM THE DIRECTOR APPEARED MOST EFFECTIVE IN CALLING AN INSTITUTE TO THE ATTENTION OF POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers: Illinois (Urbana); National Defense Education Act