ERIC Number: ED215962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Curricula: A Look at Preparation in Human Relations and Dealing with Behavior Problems.
Nichelson, John E.; Lasley, Thomas J.
An exploratory study was conducted during 1979 and 1980 to determine how Ohio teacher education institutions were responding to the state's newly implemented Standards for Colleges or Universites Preparing Teachers. The study's purpose was to provide an overview of two curricular areas addressed in the standards: human relations and managing behavior problems. Administration and faculty members at Ohio's 48 teacher education institutions were interviewed and completed a questionnaire. Teacher education students were also interviewed as an informal part of the study. The questionnaire focused on: (1) the extent to which each institutions' curriculum included a selected set of human relations and behavior management concepts; and (2) how the institutions modified their teacher education programs to accommodate the new standards. Most of the institutions complied with the standards by adding new courses, particularly in the area of human relations. There was agreement among teacher educators that human relations concepts such as "understanding self" and "working with others" are important for teachers to study. In the area of behavior management, on the other hand, emphasis was placed on specific skills that prospective teachers need for effective classroom management, rather than on theory and concepts. There was least agreement among faculty on the importance of group problem solving skills. Most teacher education students were satisfied with their training. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).