ERIC Number: ED058152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Innovations in Teacher Education in Canada.
This study was undertaken to discover the extent to which Canadian teacher education institutions were adopting proposals for change and innovation. A 10-section questionnaire (included in the document) was developed. Three sections are open-ended questions; the remaining seven are 1) planning and administration, 2) overall program design, 3) special courses or parts of courses, 4) practice teaching, 5) school-faculty cooperation, 6) teaching practices employed by faculty members, and 7) building design and equipment. Of 42 institutions approached, 35 completed the questionnaire. Tables were prepared to provide two-way frequency distributions with differences reported according to enrollment, location, or type of institution. Two special tables were prepared, "Future Adoption Index" and "Innovativeness of Practice Index," to determine which of the innovative practices were likely to become part of the regular program and which practices represented innovation to the majority of the institutions surveyed. The results of the study are included in the document in tabular form. The research indicated that programs are becoming more flexible with a trend towards interdisciplinary approaches. Greater cooperation between departments, faculty, and students is being sought, and closed circuit television and videotape recorders are widely used. (MBM)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 320 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (CTF No. C-71301; $2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).