ERIC Number: ED080604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Evaluation Report of the Teacher Education Centers in West Virginia, February, 1973.
Results of an evaluation of three teacher-education centers in West Virginia are provided. The centers' programs emphasize the joint participation of various institutions and agencies in the training of teachers. The evaluation concentrated on the programs' chief objectives, which were: (1) identification and recruitment of qualified public school teachers to serve in various roles as school-based teacher educators; (2) selection of appropriate clinical experiences to provide the student with background information and skill to develop competence as a teacher; (3) provision of inservice education for all personnel involved in the teacher-education process; (4) identification and creation of new and expanded range of sites of clinical experience, in particular those other than public schools; (5) fostering experimentation and change in teacher education programs; (6) to harmonize diverse interests and open channels of communication; and (7) to organize so that a reasonable balance is maintained within the domains of each of the agencies in relation to policy making. A Likert-type scale and a checklist comprised the evaluation instrument, which was administered to 173 student teachers, cooperating teachers, principals, county supervisors, college/university coordinators, and center coordinators. The study data are presented in relation to the seven objectives. In general, the results showed that the teacher education centers are effective in providing inservice education, influencing program development, maintaining a flexible clinical experience program, encouraging innovation, and creating mutual respect. DB)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia