ERIC Number: ED242724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Phi Delta Kappa Grade Point Average Study. Final Report.
One criticism of teacher preparation programs is that teacher education graduates, especially high school teachers, are ignorant of subject matter, particularly in comparison with non-education graduates who majored in the same subject areas. This study compared the grades received by education students with the grades received by non-education students who took the same subject matter courses. The study was restricted to one institution and to a comparison of the grade point averages of students preparing to be high school teachers. It is noted that students seeking certification for high school teaching must complete at least one major in an academic area, and their grades in their major can therefore be compared with those of non-education students taking the same major. The data acquired at this institution appear to refute charges that teacher education graduates are academically inferior to non-education graduates. Because this was a pilot study, the methodology used in collecting and analyzing data is outlined in detail. It is recommended that other institutions should undertake and share the results of similar comparative studies. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.