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ERIC Number: ED100807
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Parity in Designing, Conducting, and Evaluating Teacher Education Programs: A Conceptual Definition.
Caruso, Joseph J.
Individuals, agencies, and institutions involved in the education and employment of teachers conceptually defined parity relevant to the decision-making process in planning, conducting, and evaluating teacher education programs and translated the conceptual definition into an instrument for describing parity in consortium-centered teacher education programs. Three basic research methods were used--content analysis, content validation, and field testing. Variables comprising the resultant model were translated into the Parity Profile questionnaire, a 146-item instrument designed to yield a descriptive profile of parity among those collaborating to design, conduct, and evaluate a teacher education program. Basic findings showed that: (a) the Parity Profile questionnaire does yield consortia policy-board descriptions of parity based on the 23 variables of the conceptual definition; (b) the questionnaire reveals widely different descriptions of parity among some consortia and more similar parity profiles among others; (c) subgroups reveal very different descriptions of parity within some consortia; (d) some subgroups reveal fairly similar parity profiles in other consortia; (e) no consistent patterns are apparent of one subgroup consistently yielding higher or lower profiles than those of another subgroup or the whole group. Proposed uses of the questionnaire were as a disgnostic instrument, an evaluative tool, and a pre- and posttest assessment device. (JCW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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