ERIC Number: ED156666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Instructional System Characteristics of the Professional Teacher Preparation Program at the University of Houston.
Weber, Wilford A.; Cooper, James M.
Efforts to evaluate the extent to which twelve characteristics of the University of Houston's Professional Teacher Preparation Program (PTPP) had been implemented during the 1976-1977 academic year are described. The PTPP had been built on the assumption that an instructional system in teacher education would be more effective if it were competency based, campus centered and field oriented, role model based, criterion referenced, pluralistic, humanized, personalized, modularized, multiinstitutional, systemized, regenerative, and offered alternative routes to goal attainment. The meanings of each of these terms as they apply to Houston's PTPP are given; goals of the evaluation are defined; and data needs surveyed. Data collection involved surveys of students, instructors, supervisors, and supervising teachers as to their views on the levels at which the 12 characteristics had been implemented as well as analyses of program documents, policy statements, and instructional materials. Brief descriptions of selected study findings are offered, along with a consideration of limiting factors. It is suggested that, while progress had been made in incorporating program characteristics, there is much room for improvement. Use to date of information gained in the survey is described, and projections of future PTPP evaluation efforts are given. (MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Program Characteristics; University of Houston TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, Association of Teacher Educators (Las Vegas, Nevada, February 13, 1978)