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ERIC Number: ED086625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 8
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Colleges Revisited: Programs for the Preparation of High School Psychology Teachers.
Schumacher, Gary M.
A significant increase in secondary psychology instruction in Ohio over the last decade led to initiation of state certification in psychology. At the same time national interest in precollege psychology was evident in the activities of the American Psychological Association and other groups. In spring, 1973, an Ohio survey of teacher training in psychology elicited thirty-one responses from fifty-eight likely institutions, sixteen of which indicated active training programs. The data profile included the following facts. Though small, the majority of programs were preparing both majors and minors in psychology. Of the required subjects, the majority included statistics and testing, reinforcing a scientific orientation to psychology. Difficulty in student teaching arrangements did arise from scarcity of full-time psychology teachers, but teacher placement was no more difficult than normal. The only disconcerting data collected was that the number of hours required for a major in psychology was marginal, considering the accumulated implications of upgraded standards. (JH)
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