ERIC Number: ED121713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Specific Training And Intervention Upon The Performance Of Classroom Teacher Collaboration Activity In Teacher Education.
Smith, Howard W., Jr.
This report evaluates the effectiveness of a module for classroom teachers. The development of this module was an attempt to assist teachers in functioning more effectively in the education decision making process. This module focused on teacher participation and roles in teacher education programs and gave special attention to competency based teacher education (CBTE) and cooperative teacher education centers. Evaluation of the module's effectiveness indicated that these efforts toward preparing teachers for a collaborative role may have been partially successful, but many of the teachers involved indicated a high degree of frustration and futility about obtaining appointment to Local Cooperative Teacher Education Center. The module did serve as an effective instrument to create awareness of the potential collaborative role of the practicing teacher in the governance of teacher education. It was also found that while significant gains in both knowledge of and positive attitudes toward CBTE were achieved by the end of the module, the gain in knowledge was not maintained six months later. (Appendixes include pre- and post-tests used to determine teachers' knowledge of CBTE and the questionnaire administered to determine the module's long-range goals.) (DMT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (56th, St. Louis, Missouri, February 6, 1976)