ERIC Number: ED050048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Analysis of Teacher Education. Final Report.
Coyne, Charles E.
This study was initiated to determine the directions to be taken to train and develop qualified and competent teachers, using experimental and control groups, with a followup of on-the-job performance of graduates. The cooperating schools, the association of these in-school experiences with the educational theory and methods of a teacher education program, the uses of video tape, and the attitudes and awareness of the graduating teacher. An analysis of the results led to the following conclusions: 1) Any well-planned, purposeful program in teacher education will produce skilled and competent teachers. 2) All individuals benefited greatly from their student teaching exposure, and pre-student teaching experiences appeared to be valuable in assisting the student in the achievement of maximum performance during student teaching. 3) Early exposure to the school program and teaching is helpful in assisting the student to determine whether he wishes to continue teaching, and to select the grade level and subject field he prefers. 4) Courses associated with in-school involvement help students to perceive and analyze classroom situations. The Missouri Western Continuum Sequence appeared to produce skilled and competent teachers and had built-in capabilities for screening candidates and accounting for teacher quality. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Western Coll., St. Joseph.