ERIC Number: ED173641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Development and Validation of Standards for Teacher Education in Agriculture. Phase I, February 1, 1979 through June 30, 1979.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
A project was conducted to develop a set of standards for teacher education programs in agriculture and to utilize these standards in a locally directed effort at four universities in Illinois (University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University) which offer teacher education programs in agriculture. Survey forms were mailed to eighty-two cooperating teachers associated with the four universities and twenty-nine Illinois Joint Staff members to secure their reactions regarding 129 national teacher education standards. The results indicated that the cooperating teachers tended to support the national standards more than the Joint Staff members did. The Joint Staff gave strong support to standards related to research, scholarly publications, writing, and funded projects. The cooperating teachers tended to support standards related to high placement rates, longer periods of student teaching, heavy staff involvement in counseling, high staff resources in technical areas, and close university-state office relationships. Based on the survey analysis, a list of program guidelines for teacher education in agricultural occupations was developed. (A copy of the program guidelines and the survey instrument are included in the document.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois State University; Southern Illinois University; University of Illinois; Western Illinois University