ERIC Number: ED222462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of 1980-81 Graduates at the Ohio State University's College of Education Teacher Certification Program. Technical Report No. 7.
Carter, Pamela; DiBella, Robert
A followup study on 1980-81 graduates from the Ohio State University College of Education collected data through three research methodologies. For the first part of the study, a demographic/professional perspectives questionnaire was mailed to a stratified random sample of 450 of the 888 graduates. The questionnaire asked graduates to provide information on: (1) basic demographic data; (2) graduates' feelings and evaluation of their preservice undergraduate teacher education program; and (3) problems and experiences faced during the first year of teaching. The questionnaire also allowed for the collection of data on both recent graduates who are teaching and those who hold non-teaching positions. The second phase of the study contacted 1980-81 graduates who were in their second year of teaching. For the last part of the study, two beginning teachers were observed and interviewed.In this three-section report (one section for each of the research methodologies used), data are displayed in tabular form. A summary and analysis of responses conclude each of the three sections. A case study is presented of the two teachers who were observed and interviewed. Implications for improvement of the teacher education program at Ohio State University are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Research, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment, Teacher Orientation, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Ohio State University