ERIC Number: ED050021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation and Evaluation of Basic Teacher Education Programs: Research Problems and Prospects.
Burdin, Joel L., Ed.; And Others
The five papers collected in this document were delivered at the 1970 American Educational Research Association symposium sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Teacher Preparation Curriculum. All five focus on developing a research base for teacher education standards, in particular for the "Recommended Standards for Teacher Education" by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. John Herbert advocates accreditation criteria based on teacher behaviors and different standards for different types of programs. To build the required knowledge base, he would research, in part, the cut-off points and standards applied in practice by accrediting teams. S. C. T. Clarke summarizes curriculum standards and notes that the emphasis placed on certain standards rather than the standards themselves will cause change. In the third paper, Donald M. Medley offers ways of closing the research-practice gap, among them a centralized information exchange and a one-shot questionnaire which would solicit information on teacher education program characteristics and on the success of beginning teachers. John R. Dettre focuses on the current state of literature and research in the areas of admission, selective retention, and student involvement in program development and evaluation. The final paper, by R. L. R. Overing, is a review of studies which evaluate teacher education graduates according to behavioral objectives and pupil change. Bibliographic items total 211. (LP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.