ERIC Number: ED030039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Analysis of Public Community College Teacher-Preparation Needs with Program Identification.
Ward, Gordon A.
This study aimed at analyzing the responses of deans of instruction, department chairmen, and student officers of the Phi Theta Kappa in the North Central Accrediting region to an opinionnaire rating desirable teacher characteristics. The responses were used to assist in formulating a teacher-preparation model that might be implemented at the University of Wyoming. The study was formulated, then completed, through data from the following sources: selected teacher-evaluation instruments, related literature, an opinionaire designed to provide criteria for assessing an effective teacher, and a junior college teacher-preparation model. The validity of this last instrument was secured through its adjustment based on responses of a selected panel of authorities. The findings showed that junior college teachers should: adjust their courses to meet the needs of their students, inspire creativity through creative presentations, help students to be open-minded, provide opportunities for leadership and responsibility, and give different points of view. The Chi square test of independence among the three groups revealed no significant difference in 14 of the 30 items tested. Of the 16 items reflecting a significant difference, six were changed from "reject" by removing the student sampling. (A bibliography is included). (author/nl)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Colleges, Creative Teaching, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Leadership Training, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications
University of Wyoming Library, Laramie, Wyoming 82071
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.