ERIC Number: ED059154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Description and Analysis of Selected Aspects of Teacher Education Programs and Students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Drastic changes in the teaching market, the nature of our times, and the support of universities demand an examination of present teacher education programs. This investigation set out to examine selected aspects of teacher education programs as a basis for establishing the future direction of the total teacher education program of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The problems investigated were 1) What is the nature of the components of the program, 2) What is the perceived value of selected subcomponents, and 3) What is the nature of the students. The general design was to obtain data concerning programs through instructor interviews and logs, student questionnaires and interviews, and cooperating teacher questionnaires, and student data through questionnaires, examinations, and other instruments. The results for programs are examined in detail in four sections: description by instructors, by present students, by graduated students, and by cooperating teachers, followed by details of the results concerning students. Many conclusions and implications resulted from the study, but the overall conclusion is that although the programs appear to prepare technically competent teachers for existing schools, they do not have a vigorous urban thrust, a future orientation emphasis, or a strong experimental posture. The instruments used are included in nine appendixes. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee.