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ERIC Number: ED129716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Phase One of a Study to Determine the Quality of Teacher Education Programs in the State of Alabama.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
The purpose of this study was to discover weaknesses and strengths in present teacher preparation programs in Alabama. Statewide committees made a survey of all teacher education programs in order to determine student requirements and regulations for entrance, retention, and completion. Competencies evaluated were: (1) planning; (2) instructional strategies; (3) managerial competencies; and (4) professional competencies. Teachers filled out self-evaluation forms, which were judged on the basis of the effectiveness of programs rather than the competency of the teachers. Employers evaluated teachers on ability to perform assigned duties. Some conclusions drawn from an analysis of results: (1) There are flaws in the educational programs in Alabama, although responses indicate most programs are doing a satisfactory or good job. (2) Judgment of the competencies taught best in the schools and those taught least effectively indicated that all education programs need strengthening. (3) Generally, administrators evaluated teachers higher than the teachers evaluated their preparation programs. The report includes tables on teachers' and administrators' evaluation scores and percent of total responses for each competency studied. Three appendices present the questionnaires prepared for this study and the responses to them as well as computer printouts of evaluations. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama