ERIC Number: ED192673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Master of Education Program: An Assessment of Perceived Needs.
Ambury, George G.
A survey was undertaken of residents within 300 km of Queen's University (Ontario) who would have an interest or stake in the Master of Education program to assess the needs for the program. Population strata were identified as: past and present students, employers of students and graduates, academic staff and faculty, and potential students. Results show that the most highly ranked courses were Curriculum Design, Measurement and Evaluation, Curriculum Implementation, Future Educational Needs, and Curriculum Related to Specific Subjects. There appeared to be a preference for courses with a specific work-place applicability. Present times of course offering appeared to be meeting respondents' needs. There was some support for some innovative approaches and increased flexibility. Other results revealed these respondent perceptions: admission requirements should be stringent, bureaucracy reduced, and high quality work demanded of students. The mean distance respondents would be willing to travel to take courses was 50 km, and the ideal class size was viewed as 11 and 15 students. Further study on regulations, motivation, and values affecting program planning and presentation is recommended. Appended are a list of sample boards and colleges, a sample letter of admission, the survey instrument and cover letters, and tables of survey result data. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Class Size, Courses, Education Majors, Educational Demand, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Masters Programs, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Regional Planning, Scheduling, School Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Queens University of Kingston (Canada)