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Who Should Become a Teacher? Current Student Selection-Retention Policies of Teacher Education Institutions.
Brubaker, Harold A.
This study (1) describes student selection and retention procedures currently used by North Central Association colleges and universities which are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and (2) determines student selection and retention procedures which administrators of teacher education programs at the same institutions suggested should be employed. A questionnaire designed to gather information concerning the criteria used for student selection and retention was developed. A random sample of 100 institutions, 98 of which responded, was selected from the above mentioned population. Analysis of the findings reveal that multiple selection and retention criteria are preferable to any single criterion; periodic checkpoints for review of student progress should exist; scholastic aptitude is the most widely applied criterion; few applicants are denied entry into teacher education programs; early identification of unsuitable teacher candidates is necessary; and a need exists for an introductory course in education to properly orient prospective teachers to the profession. (Author/DDO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Competency Based Teacher Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
Harold A. Brubaker, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
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