ERIC Number: ED224803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Teacher Education Socio-Ethnic Requirement of the College of Education, University of Washington: A Study of Enrollment Patterns.
Beal, Jack L.; And Others
In the fall of 1977, the College of Education of the University of Washington (Seattle) instituted a socio-ethnic course requirement for teacher certification candidates. To satisfy the requirement, candidates must successfully complete a course from each of two categories: Category A courses provide the student with a broad look at socio-ethnic differences, while courses in Category B focus on specific ethnic and social groups. A descriptive research study evaluated the effectiveness of the socio-ethnic course requirement through examination of student enrollment patterns in the socio-ethnic courses. The study population included all students enrolled in the certification program in the spring and autumn quarters of 1981. Five variables were used to construct comparisons with the socio-ethnic enrollment data: (1) sex; (2) student teaching placement (urban, suburban); (3) level (elementary, secondary); (4) ethnic group (White, Asian, Other Minority); and (5) major (broadly classified as social science, humanities, natural science, and other). Results showed that students are, for the most part, satisfying the socio-ethnic course requirement by electing courses which reflect their own particular ethnic or social group. It was concluded that the College of Education may wish to consider a mechanism to ensure all students some study of ethnic and social groups different from their own. Tables and charts are appended which show the numbers and percent of student course enrollment characteristics. (Authors/FG)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Education Courses, Education Majors, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Required Courses, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Characteristics, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: University of Washington