ERIC Number: ED102121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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A Study of Systems for Program Change in Teacher Education.
Beckner, Weldon E.; Medley, Gene W.
This study presents some guidelines for program innovating systems based on the experiences of those currently involved in program change. A search was conducted through recent publications to identify institutions currently involved with innovative programs in teacher preparation. A questionnaire was constructed to yield information concerning program implementation and then sent to the dean of the college of education or the program director of the 23 target institutions. Personal interviews were held with the leadership personnel of the University of Georgia, University of Toledo, Southern Consortium of Teacher Education Colleges, and the Texas Education Agency concerning the development and operation of their competency-based teacher education (CBTE) programs. Questionnaire responses from representatives of colleges and universities involved with CBTE assisted in providing information in four areas of planning and program development: personnel, program, evaluation, and major problems. The interviews yielded responses concerning organization structure, change strategy, and typical problems. A summary of the conclusions based on the seven areas of responses from the interviews and questionnaire conclude this paper. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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