ERIC Number: ED117129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Performance-Based Teacher Education: Results of a Recent Survey.
Sherwin, Susan S.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has been very active in the performance-based movement. In the fall of 1972, the AACTE conducted a preliminary survey of 1,250 institutions asking which institutions were operating, investigating and/or planning PBTE programs. Of the 783 respondents (a 63 percent return), 131 (17 percent) said they were operating PBTE programs, 228 (29 percent) said they were not, and a large number, 424 (54 percent), said they were in some stage of investigation. The staff of Teacher Programs and Services at Educational Testing Service, in conjunction with the staff of AACTE drafted a questionnaire, aimed at examining as closely as possible the status of PBTE programs. The questionnaire was reviewed by leading educators in the movement and most suggestions were incorporated. The limitations of a paper and pencil survey are evident; the data provide a quantitative view and raise many more questions than can be answered here. If feasible, sample follow-up visits will be made in order to gain a more qualitative understanding of some of the programs. Nonetheless, the results of the survey provide the most recent and detailed information available on PBTE programs. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Program Content, Questionnaires, School Surveys
Teacher Programs and Services, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. 08540 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: N/A