ERIC Number: ED124497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Shepherd College EXEL Program.
Swann, Margaret H.
This is a report on the experimental program in elementary education (EXEL) at Shepherd College. The stated philosophy of the program is that teachers in training need more contact earlier with the public schools--that is, that all theory with practice delayed until later results in little application of theory because too much time has elapsed before there is opportunity for practice. The information in this report is based on data gathered from two questionnaires devised to evaluate the success of the program. In the first questionnaire, principals and cooperating teachers in schools where the 12 graduating EXEL participants were doing their student teaching were asked to rate the students on nine qualities that had been identified as important for success as a teacher. The second questionnaire, EXEL Perceptions, contained two parts and concerned working relationships and integration of off-campus with campus experience. The second questionnaire was also completed by the principals and cooperating teachers. The appendix contains the questionnaires and a suggested schedule for students in the EXEL program. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Regional Education Service Agency, Region 8, Martinsburg, WV.
Authoring Institution: Shepherd Coll., Shepherdstown, WV.