ERIC Number: ED336345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Extended Teacher-Preparation Programs: What the Literature Tells Us.
Armstrong, David G.; And Others
Extended teacher preparation programs require students to take longer than the traditional 4 years to complete their baccalaureate degrees and qualify for teacher certification. A review of literature on the subject was undertaken primarily through the use of searches of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database. Findings of the review are organized under three major headings: (1) arguments supporting adoption of extended programs; (2) impacts on participants and potential participants; and (3) impacts on other constituencies. The first category outlines some arguments that were used as rationale for a change from a traditional 4-year program to an extended teacher education program. The second category summarizes reported effects of extended programs on those who have been enrolled in these programs and on those who might be thinking about enrolling. The third major category summarizes findings related to reported consequences of extended programs for constituencies other than program participants, such as parents and institutions not electing to offer such programs. It is concluded that the literature on extended teacher preparation programs is meager, characterized by design flaws. and lacking in information on impact on learners. Questions are raised for further research. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Educ; ERIC; Holmes Group Report
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (71st, New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).