ERIC Number: ED038375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Some Notes on the Research Base for the "Standards for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Basic Programs: Standards of Resources."
Medley, Donald M.
There is a scarcity of research material on the correlation between the quality of accredited teacher-training programs and the subsequent performance of the student as teacher, to demonstrate that students from accredited programs are more competent than those from non-accredited programs. Standards for resources and facilities tend to be based primarily on the experience and judgment of the committee. Three proposals for research are (1) experimental studies of limited but related problems which would ultimately provide data for broader theorizing; (2) an information bank recording a student's biographical data, in-training experience and evaluation by superiors, and follow-up data on success or failure in teaching (if operated by a central agency such as AACTE and with enough institutions participating, this could provide a valuable means of testing hypotheses); (3) a crash program in the form of a large-scale questionnaire patterned after the Equal Opportunities Survey and using two sources--program characteristics from every sizable training institution, and data from first- and second-year teachers on their training and teaching success. This would give evidence of the validity of the proposed standards and also suggest research studies and program innovation. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
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Note: 11p: Paper presented at the AERA meeting, Minneapolis, March 1970