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ERIC Number: ED017735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY OF THE NEED FOR PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER TRAINING.
AMOS, RUTH; ZIMMERMANN, BEATRICE B.
THIS STUDY WAS MADE TO AROUSE INTEREST IN PRESCHOOL EDUCATION AND TO ASSESS THE NEED FOR A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS AND ASSISTANT TEACHERS IN AND NEAR THE CITY OF MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA. OPINIONS FROM EIGHTY EDUCATORS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS OF PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS WERE SECURED BY PERSONAL CONTACTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, AND TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS. THE DATA INDICATED A REAL NEED FOR TRAINING AT THE PROFESSIONAL AND PARAPROFESSIONAL LEVEL AND FOR TRAINING ESSENTIAL FOR GOOD TEACHER EDUCATION. EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS APPROVED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COURSE FOR CHILD CARE AND TRAINING, AND OVER HALF OF THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS OF PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS EXPRESSED DEFINITE INTEREST IN TAKING CHILD DEVELOPMENT COURSES. HIGH SCHOOL HOME ECONOMICS TEACHERS FELT THERE WERE POSSIBILITIES FOR CHILD CARE TRAINING AMONG WAGE EARNING CLASSES, AND THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE SUPERVISOR OF HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION FORESAW THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILD CARE COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO TRAIN TEACHER AIDES AND CHILD CARE ASSISTANTS. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS BE INITIATED AT MINOT STATE COLLEGE. SUGGESTED PROGRAMS INCLUDE COURSE LISTINGS AND CREDIT HOURS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE FOR CERTIFICATION OF PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS IN PRESCHOOL EDUCATION, FOR NONDEGREE TEACHERS OR A MINOR IN PRESCHOOL EDUCATION, AND FOR SEMIPROFESSIONALLY TRAINED PERSONNEL IN PRESCHOOL AGENCIES. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE ARE INCLUDED. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: NORTH DAKOTA; North Dakota (Minot)