ERIC Number: ED112399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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A Comparative Study of Ratings of Proposed Teacher Competencies for Middle School English.
Augenstein, Mildred B.
The purpose of this study was to develop and apply an instrumented procedure for deciding the relative importance of a tentative set of professional competencies proposed for middle school teachers of English. The results of this rating procedure were intended to demonstrate one way in which the broader educational community could be involved in expressing choices and in setting priorities for programs of competency-based teacher education. A selected group of 50 senior high school students, 50 teachers of middle school English, 50 educational leaders, and 50 patrons of middle schools in the south central administrative area of the Broward County, Florida public school system were asked to rate the importance of a set of 12 general competencies and 60 subcompetencies for training and certifying English teachers. It was concluded that the procedure developed by the study proved feasible and useful for determining the relative order of importance assigned to the proposed teacher competencies for middle school English. Applications of the procedure are recommended for use by those who seek systematic ways to broaden public involvement in teacher education decision-making. (Author/RB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Teacher Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Middle Schools, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Florida