ERIC Number: ED221544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Follow-up Studies of Teacher Education Program Graduates.
Kirk, Edward L.
In the introduction to this paper, a discussion is presented of the needs and values of conducting follow-up studies of graduates of teacher education programs. Information that should be revealed by a properly planned and executed follow-up study is listed. It is pointed out that an effective follow-up study should provide information helpful in answering questions concerning course effectiveness, the proper sequence of courses, factors relating to the achievement and success of graduates after entering the teaching profession, better methods of instruction, and the degree to which the stated objectives and competencies of the teacher education program are being realized. A summary of ten specific reports submitted by institutions to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher (NCATE) is presented with observations or conclusions drawn from an examination which focused on evaluation, program review, and planning. Because questionnaires appear to be the most widely used technique for securing information about the effectiveness of teacher education programs, 15 suggestions are offered in connection with the use of questionnaires and with the use of follow-up studies in general. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educ