ERIC Number: ED184225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Skills of Beginning Teachers and Perceived Effectiveness of Preparation Programs. Faculty of Education Program Evaluation Report Number 4.
Ratsoy, Eugene W.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to identify the basic skills required for effective performance as a teacher and to assess the extent to which the teacher preparation program at the University of Alberta assisted its students in developing these skills. The sources of information were the literature on the topic and, primarily, interviews with 107 beginning teachers and their supervisors from schools in the greater Edmonton area. Information collected in the first stage of the study resulted in the identification of 21 skills classified in six areas: managerial, curricular, methodological, interpersonal, ecological, and evaluative. The second stage of the study showed that supervisor assessments of the skills of beginning teachers were generally more positive than teacher self-assessments. The study concludes that the findings confirm those of other studies conducted recently within the faculty, especially studies of the practicum program and the opportunity it affords to assist in the development of basic teacher skills. Companion publications examine other aspects of the teacher preparation program. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Literature Reviews, Practicums, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Faculty of Education.