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ERIC Number: ED064230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 37
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A Pilot Study to Evaluate Teachers Educated at Central Michigan University.
Wotring, C. Jarvis
The main purposes of this pilot study were to obtain school principals' evaluations of recent Central Michigan University graduates and to determine how the graduates felt about their preparation and the professors who had taught them. Seventy-nine principals evaluated 252 teachers in urban, suburban, and rural schools in lower Michigan. The sample was representative of employing communities and proportionate to the total number of elementary, secondary and special education teachers graduated by CMU during the calendar year 1968, 1969, 1970. Eleven criteria were used in the evaluation. A factor analysis yielded three factors in the evaluation: the skill factor, the human factor, and the academic factor. The evaluation form had both content and construct validity. Three of the eight conclusions of the study indicated that teachers prepared at CMU are better than average in their third year teaching, teachers prepared by CMU were satisfied with their education, and the way teachers feel about their instructors affects their satisfaction with their education. Further studies should be done using matched pairs of teachers surveyed and principals' evaluations of teachers based on behavior criteria. Appendixes include evaluations, factor and chi-square analysis. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant.