ERIC Number: ED100803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Qualitative Evaluation of Teacher Training, Class Teacher Lines (KUL-K).
School Research Newsletter, n8 May 1974
A qualitative evaluation of teacher training in Sweden has been in progress since 1969, covering all trainees admitted to schools of education that year and all directors active in teacher training. Questionnaires were distributed to all students on entry, after three semesters, after completion of the field-experience component, and at exit. The first questionnaire gathered demographic information, and the remaining three sought evaluative information. Data about resources of the school, matters connected with planning, recruitment, collaboration and influence, and information dissemination were gathered from directors of teacher training via questionnaire and interview. In general, students felt that: (a) training involved too large a proportion of time on subject studies, the right amount of time on pedagogics, and too little time on methods and practice; (b) they exert too little influence on the program; (c) the program did not provide enough individualization; (d) they did not experience their studies as an integral unit; and (e) the field practicum was the most valuable component of training. Directors noted that there are great organizational difficulties involved in collaboration, that schools of education lack the openness to change required by the curriculum, and that trainees have insufficient experience of environments outside the school. They also expressed apprehension about the increasingly centralized direction of schools of education. (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.