ERIC Number: ED106288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Training in California.
California Teachers Association, Burlingame. Div. for Instruction and Professional Development.
This paper presents a study of teacher training in California, including its operation, responsibilities, funding, and efficiency. Information was collected by formal questionnaires and interviews from agencies and individuals concerned with teacher training. Part 1 discusses implementation of the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970 (Ryan Act), which authorized a new teacher preparation and credentialing program for elementary and secondary teachers in California. Part 2 focuses on the operations of preservice teacher training programs throughout the state. Topics discussed include the following: (a) teacher surplus, (b) faculty responsibility, (c) research, (d) minority composition, and (e) alternate programs. Part 3 looks at inservice training programs. The study produced the following recommendations: (a) that the budgets of the state universities and colleges be based on reduced enrollments in the schools and departments of education, (b) that the colleges be allowed a change in budget formula to reduce student/teacher ratios in schools and departments of education, (c) that a summary of current research and experimental teaching projects be submitted annually to the California State Department of Education, and (d) that the department be directed to establish an office of inservice training. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Teachers Association, Burlingame. Div. for Instruction and Professional Development.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rural Development Act 1972