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ERIC Number: ED328518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A State-Wide Selection Model for Teacher Education--A Criterion-Related Approach.
Cureton, Charles; Cook, Martha
A workshop was attended by 36 instructors from departments of education in colleges and universities throughout Ohio for the purpose of identifying criteria for teacher selection. The participants sought to determine ways to achieve a fit between the selection committee's values, perceptions, and personality characteristics and the teacher candidate's values, perceptions, and personality characteristics. The focus was on three major screening areas: skill competence, personality characteristics, and interpersonal skills. Three instruments were used to describe the personality characteristics, and interpersonal skills of hypothetical successful teachers: the Scales of Worker Functions; the Successful Employment Profile (SEP), and the Osgood Semantic Differential. The similarity of colleges and universities in their responses to the SEP and the semantic differential permitted the creation of a statistical model to represent the perceptions of all of the sample colleges and universities in Ohio. A summary of the workshop findings describes areas of agreement among the participants on what constitutes a successful teacher and lists six functions that a teacher should be able to perform, at least minimally. It is concluded that a statistical screening model based upon the data collected in this study can be used and validated concurrently using teachers who are already experiencing varying levels of success in the teaching field. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio