ERIC Number: ED055036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
India's Regional Colleges of Education; A Critical Appraisal.
This study was to discover the impact which the Regional College Teacher Education Program had upon India's secondary education in general and on other teacher education programs in particular. Criteria for evaluation were based on the specific objectives of the three groups of institutions selected: regional colleges, traditional colleges, and university departments of education. Random samples were selected from student teachers, secondary school teachers, faculty of teacher training institutions, and administrators of teacher education programs. The instruments used included four kinds of questionnaires, an observation checklist, and an interview schedule. The study was conducted in three phases: developing and validating criteria and instruments, administering the instruments and collecting the data, and analyzing the data and reporting. The findings indicated that the Indian educational system is almost ready to move toward the development of a model secondary school teacher preparation program, but at present India exemplifies only the worst of educational settings, and Indian secondary schools and training colleges in general impart a mediocre education. The regional colleges, however, do provide a well balanced program, but meet with opposition from the other institutions. The report includes 25 recommendations for improving this situation. The instruments used are included in the document. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.