ERIC Number: ED246042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Statewide Teacher Education Needs Assessment.
Barbe, Richard; And Others
A conceptual model is presented for a state-wide needs assessment that will provide perspectives for charting future actions in teacher education in Georgia. Need was seen for data in four areas: the general economic picture and projections for the state; available pool of students for recruiting into teaching; possible changes in curriculum emphasis during the next decade; and future supply and demand for teachers. Within the framework of these areas, 19 questions were designed to determine the status of teacher education today as well as to provide information related to the number and characteristics of the teacher education student of tomorrow. Size and characteristics of teacher education programs were reviewed as were the characteristics and types of both the certificates issued in Georgia and the people applying for the certificates. Quality measures related to both program graduates and certificate recipients were also important aspects of the study. Available information on each of the 19 questions is reported. Conclusions drawn from the data are listed with citations of literature supporting them. Issues made evident by the assessment are analyzed and recommendations are made for future actions. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).