ERIC Number: ED103353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Center Self Study: A Preliminary Report of, and to, the Partners.
Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Education.
This study was undertaken by the participating school systems and the University of Maryland to systematically examine the 14 teacher education centers which have been in operation since the mid-1960's. The questions investigated were the following: (a) In what preparatory experiences are student teachers engaged? (b) Do experienced teachers provide and review experiences for student teachers based on competencies acquired in inservice instruction? (c) What is the variation observed in available inservice content and sources of information among experienced teachers? (d) Who holds conferences with student teachers? (e) Does the perceived process of supervisory encounters vary between providers and recipients? (f) What are the differences in levels of concerns for pupils, teacher role, and work situation among various education personnel? Some differences between centers and noncenters were found, raising the questions of what effects the differences have on the career of a professional. The document is divided into six chapters. The first describes the study, and the following discuss preservice experience provided, inservice patterns, supervisory patterns, and levels of professional concerns. The last chapter consists of a summary, suggestions, and reflections. A reader response letter is included, together with a sample letter to participants and a sample survey. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Education.