ERIC Number: ED212568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Survival of Black Public School Teachers: A Challenge for Black Colleges and Universities.
Wright, Stephen J.
The survival of black public school teachers is contingent upon significant improvement in their performance on the National Teacher Examination (NTE). The soundest way to improve their performance is to improve the educational program in the black colleges and universities where the teachers are trained. As open admissions institutions, it is the obligation of these schools to remove academic deficiencies. Analysis of the performance of blacks indicates that the highest rate of failures on the NTE fall in the areas of English, social studies, literature and the fine arts, science, and mathematics. In meeting their responsibility to their students in preparing them to do well on the NTE, the following recommendations are made for black schools of education: (1) improve the general education curriculum with special attention to mathematics, literature, and the arts and sciences; (2) in the professional aspect of teacher education, pay special attention to the areas of measurement and evaluation, instructional theory and practice, and pupil backgrounds, needs, and characteristics; (3) devote a significant amount of time to reading speed and comprehension and vocabulary; and (4) involve students in a direct effort to improve their performance on the NTE by making use of expert help from the National Testing Service. (JD)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Teachers, College Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, Open Enrollment, Program Improvement, Reading Comprehension, Schools of Education, Standardized Tests, Teacher Education Programs, Test Wiseness
Not available separately, see SP 019 478.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations