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ERIC Number: ED061152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 26
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Innovations in Teacher Education?
Brottman, Marvin A.
Program descriptions from 44 training institutions were examined regarding the process they employed in teacher education. Eight questions designed to identify various aspects of the process were applied to the written descriptions. The responses illustrate that: 1) program experiences are developed primarily by examination of the teaching task and other training programs; 2) expectations are conveyed to students through course offerings and through written and informal statements of goals; 3) student information consists primarily of academic ability represented by grades and faculty rating; 4) there is little indication of how student information is used; 5) student evaluation is mainly by observation of outside personnel, grades, and some self-evaluation; 6) criterion measures of effectiveness are the achievement of specific program goals and reports on teacher performance; 7) most programs have limited flexibility; and 8) preservice and in-service programs are usually seen as separate entities, and contacts between teachers are mostly informal and do not affect the nature of the basic program. The author concludes that programs now appear to meet only the needs of teachers to survive in the classroom. For teachers to be innovative and meet the needs of their students, they must participate in programs that are innovative and that meet their needs. (MBM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972