ERIC Number: ED343854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Follow-up Studies at Regional State Universities.
Kohut, Sylvester, Jr.
At regional state universities, teacher education is usually a university-wide endeavor. The majority of American public school teachers are prepared at regional state universities. This paper describes a successful, low-cost follow-up study model at a regional state university, Kutztown University (Pennsylvania) Since 1952, the university has conducted a regular follow-up study of recent graduates to ascertain their success as beginning teachers. Research indicates their graduates are generally pleased with their academic experiences at Kutztown University. The paper also describes the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP), a state-wide first-year teacher internship program at Morehead State University. KTIP is a research-based system of observation and evaluation which identifies effective and ineffective teaching behaviors. Based on the commitment to continuing development of teachers through training and support, the internship year bridges the gap between teacher preparation and on-site teaching. KTIP consists of a full year of classroom teaching for which the intern has complete responsibility. It provides immediate, ongoing feedback to the institution from which the intern graduates. Nine recommendations for conducting follow-up studies at regional state universities with implications for small private liberal arts colleges are offered. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Kutztown University PA; Morehead State University KY; Regional Universities
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1992).