ERIC Number: ED072025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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The Use of the Delphi Technique to Gain Consensus of the Professional Education Components of Teacher Certification Requirements in Kansas. Final Report.
Scannell, Dale P.
This study sought a consensus among educational, lay, and political groups on opinions concerning the importance of the skills developed in the professional courses included in teacher education programs in Kansas. The extent to which different groups were willing to modify initial opinions in light of total sample consensus was noted. The value of the Delphi technique in collecting opinions and seeking consensus was also studied. Statements of professional competencies reported by Kansas teacher educators as goals of preservice teacher education were used as the basis for constructing a questionnaire. The 276 subjects included teachers, parents, administrators, school board members, and professors of education. Participants rated the importance of each competency on a five-point scale and the Delphi technique was used to seek consensus on the statements. After each statement was noted with the consensus, the questionnaires were filled out for the second time. Competencies related to teacher classroom behavior were rated highly. The areas of history and philosophy of education were rated low. The teacher group changed least often from initial ratings; professors and administrators changed most frequently. The questionnaire and accompanying directions are included along with minority opinions summarized from the second questionnaire. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.