ERIC Number: ED023399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
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The Preparation of Instructors in Oregon Community Colleges.
LaGrandeur, Roman Francis
This study proposed to (1) examine the preparation of Oregon's community college instructors, (2) present authoritative opinions on desirable preparation, and (3) point out areas for improvement. Information was gathered by questionnaire (from 180 faculty members and 28 chief administrators) and from the literature. Some present deficiencies are too-specialized knowledge, content rather than student orientation, imbalance between subject matter and professional training, little understanding of psychology of learning or the young, more interest in research than in teaching, and condescension toward the 2-year college. A good training program should provide a broad general education, a master's in subject matter, a 20-semester-hour teacher minor, supervised student teaching in a junior college, and courses in educational psychology, in the junior college, and in teaching methods. It would require study more or less equivalent to the doctorate, but without the dissertation, and would emphasize teaching, not research. Recommendations from the study are: (1) professional education should be part of the instructor's preparation, and should include practice teaching, counseling, administration, and psychology of learning, (2) his master's program should prepare him to teach more than one course in related fields, and (3) summer sessions, in-service courses, or extension classes should be provided so that present instructors could acquire more professional training. (HH)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Instructional Improvement, Questionnaires, Teacher Education, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Education.