ERIC Number: ED367619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Alumni Perceptions towards Attainment of Outcome-Based Competencies in Teacher Education.
Murray, David R.
This paper reports on a follow-up survey of alumni (N=104) who had pursued degrees through the Education Department at Castleton State College (VT). The questionnaire was concerned with alumni perceptions regarding the attainment of outcome-based competencies. The quantitative data reported respondents' knowledge about subject matter and the learner, professional characteristics, planning, instructional methods, classroom environment and management, communications, and evaluation. A majority of alumni indicated that addressing specified competencies was the program's greatest strength. Program weaknesses were found in the areas of classroom management and student evaluation skills. Perceived strengths and weaknesses identified through the survey have been validated by faculty and changes are being incorporated into a 5-year development plan. Appendices provide the follow-up survey, a graphical comparison by weight score, reported strengths and weaknesses of the program, and reported suggestions. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Castleton State College VT; Outcome Based Education
Note: Submitted in partial fulfillment of the Vermont State accreditation process.