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ERIC Number: ED191402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
College Teaching: Improvement by Degrees. ACT Monograph Thirteen.
Dressel, Paul L.; Thompson, Mary Magdala
Current developments in the preparation of college teachers were examined based on interviews, first-hand observations, and review of program details and individual student reactions to them. An overview of the circumstances that focus attention on college teaching and issues specific to the Doctor of Arts degree are presented. Alternatives to the Doctor of Arts program, including multiple track PhDs and the EdD and other less than doctoral level offerings, are considered as a basis for suggesting improvements. Basic considerations involved in developing a degree for college teaching and the overall characteristics of a teaching degree, with particular attention to the substantive requirements, are discussed. Additional topics include: the needs and requirements in the professional area, practices and problems defining and carrying out effective internships, the problems of examinations and evaluation and their role in a teacher preparation program; and views of Doctor of Arts candidates and degree recipients. A bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Doctor of Arts Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Professional Education, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation)
American College Testing Program, 2201 North Dodge Street, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.