ERIC Number: ED064232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education in Oregon: Seventeen Case Profiles of Exemplary Teacher Education Programs.
Marsh, David D.; And Others
In the spring of 1971, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) of the State of Oregon funded a study of exemplary elements of 17 teacher education programs operating in the state. Four documents formed the basis of this study: TSPC's "Interim Report of the Master Plan for Teacher Education"; The "Comfield Model For Elementary Teacher Education"; the Certification Plan for the State of Washington; and A Statement From the Deans and Directors of Teacher Education Regarding the TSPC Master Plan. Seven common directions identified in the documents formed the criteria for the study. In order to identify elements of teacher education programs that might be included in the study, interviews were conducted with department chairmen and deans of all the schools of education in Oregon. The pattern of interviews consisted of a basic format: a) written materials explaining the study which were sent in advance of the interview, b) a review of the study's purpose with institutional representatives, c) a review of the criteria for element selection with institutional representatives, and d) the completion of a one page form by the institutional representative for each element which he felt met the criteria. The results of the study provide a state of the art with regard to program development. This in turn provides baseline data for studying future developments with regard to these themes. Finally, the study directs public attention toward exemplary programs. (MJM)
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Sponsor: Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.