ERIC Number: ED242714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
Extended Teacher Education Programs: A Survey of Attitudes in Texas.
Baker, Thomas E.
Results of a national survey of schools and departments of education, undertaken in 1981 by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education on attitudes of teacher educators on extended teacher education programs, indicated a general skepticism about their effectiveness. A similar survey was conducted of educators in Texas. A five-item, open-ended questionnaire, sent to the heads of 61 teacher education programs in Texas, received a response from two-thirds of the institutions. Despite the expression of many doubts and anxieties, with somewhat more coming from church-related institutions, there appeared to be more openness to the idea of extended teacher education in Texas than was found in the national survey. There has been more discussion of the concept in Texas institutions than in the national sample. One large state university is now beginning a five-year teacher education program, two land-grant institutions reported serious investigation of an extended program model, and several other institutions reported examinations of a five-year program, though none had any plans to implement one. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Austin Coll., Sherman, TX.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Extended Degree Programs; Texas
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Conference on Teacher Education (Fort Worth, TX, April 8, 1984).