ERIC Number: ED189146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
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A Longitudinal Study of Teachers.
Ayers, Jerry B.
The problem of the evaluation of graduates of teacher education programs has been a concern of institutions of higher learning for years. In order to meet the standards set by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and to gather sufficient information for curriculum development and improvement, the Tennessee Technological University Teacher Evaluation Model was developed as a result of systematic follow up studies begun in 1970 of the graduates of its teacher education program. Objectives of the followup program were: (1) evaluation of the objectives of the teacher education program through a systematic study of the graduates; (2) provision of information for faculty concerned with making decisions regarding curriculum evaluation and development; and (3) aid in making long-range plans for improvement of the teacher education program. The purpose of this paper was to present the results of the application of the model to three groups of graduates who were followed for five years. Results indicated teaching performance peak was reached after three to four years in the profession; however, few significant differences were noted across time and between teaching level. (Author/GSK)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Graduates, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Models, Principals, Secondary School Teachers, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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