ERIC Number: ED087764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Attainment of Behavioral Objectives by Teacher Education Graduates.
Stewart, Michael O.; Schmeidler, John
The performance of the graduates of the Fort Hays Kansas State College's teacher education program was evaluated by their employers to determine the adequacy of the college's elementary and secondary education programs. The Kansas State Department of Education developed two questionnaires, one consisting of 16 performance-related items for rating elementary school teachers and the other consisting of 12 items for rating secondary school teachers. Using a four-point scale, principals, supervisors, or district heads completed questionnaires for 39 secondary school teachers and 21 elementary school teachers. The responses indicate that a) secondary school teachers attained a mean score of 35.87 out of a possible 48; b) elementary school teachers attained a mean of 44.14 out of a possible 64; c) 92.1% of secondary school teachers were recommended for employment; and d) 95.3% of elementary school teachers were recommended for employment. It appears then that the products of Fort Hays State College's teacher education program are well prepared in relation to their peers. However, the smallness of the sample limits the study, and findings should be considered tentative until they are validated. Further research suggestions include a) a replication of this study with a sample from the three state colleges in Kansas and b) a combined teacher-employer study in which evaluations of teachers are compared with those of their employers. (HMD)
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Authoring Institution: Fort Hays Kansas State Coll., Hays. Office of Institutional Research.