ERIC Number: ED168976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Professional Teacher Preparation Program of the College of Education of the University of Houston: A Case Study.
The prerequisites, the process, and the outcome of the implementation of the competency based teacher education program at the University of Houston are examined and analyzed. The following components comprise the framework for analysis of this innovation: (1) goals and basic assumptions, scope of the pursued change, and characteristics of the innovation under conditions of implementation; (2) sociocultural background, economic factors, changes in science, technology, and the profession; (3) personnel, financial and technological resources, curriculum and student assessment, laws and regulations, and management of the program; (4) innovation strategies, processes of decision making, and relations between the existing structures and the change process; and (5) the effects of the innovation, advantages and disadvantages for persons involved, main barriers to implementation, and future development of the innovation. Appendixes include a discussion of the methods of investigation and questionnaires submitted to students, teacher educators, and former students. An outline of the structure of the pilot program and the proficiency analysis rating instrument used in this study are also appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bielefeld Univ. (West Germany).