ERIC Number: ED057011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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Are Teachers Prepared for Their Jobs: A Survey of the Behavioral-Empirical Preparation of Teachers.
Sefein, Naim A.; Peng, Samuel S.
An analysis of literature relating to the professional preparation of teachers found general agreement that the teacher's role involves planning instructional materials, meeting individual needs of the pupils, and assessing pupil progress and that playing this role requires a strong behavioral science orientation. However, results of a survey based on a sample of 72 teacher training institutions in the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania showed that course requirements in psychology, measurement, and research techniques are not uniform and fall far short of the need. This was equally true of all programs studied whether they were at the undergraduate or at the master's level. (A copy of the questionnaire used in the survey is included.) (Author/RT)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia.