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ERIC Number: ED023392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 17
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Faculty Profile: Kansas Community Junior Colleges.
Good, Wallace E.; And Others
In 1967, junior college and Kansas State Teachers College personnel studied the preparation of the state's junior college teachers. To design a graduate program, they analyzed the instructors by the education they had or needed. The data came from 450 teachers at 14 of the 16 Kansas junior colleges. Among the findings were: (1) 88% came from elementary or secondary schools, (2) many had limited teaching experience or recently-earned graduate qualifications, (3) most were well qualified in their teaching field, (4) many had had undergraduate education courses, (5) only a third had had a course specifically on the 2-year college, and (6) many held graduate degrees and others had done work beyond the master's. Groups expected in the program were secondary and elementary teachers, those with graduate degrees but little or no teaching experience or professional course work, and faculty members who, regardless of degree, wished to raise their professional qualifications. Most study in the program should be in the candidate's teaching field, with some education courses to supply background and technique. Field experience should replace the usual student teaching programs. Proposals for the program were: (1) 23 hours of course and thesis work in a major; (2) a seminar conducted by graduate faculty members on student characterists, teaching methods, curriculum, and current issues in higher education; (3) internship to provide junior college teaching experience; and (4) a special course on the junior college. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri