ERIC Number: ED194523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Did Teacher Corps Make a Difference? 9th Cycle Teacher Corps Project, University of Maine (Portland-Gorham).
Crosby, Jeanie; Massey, Sara
A Teacher Corps project at the University of Southern Maine College of Education consisted of a competency-based teacher education program including components in special education, human relations, reading, and language development. The responses of 24 former participants indicate the impact of the program on the participants, their work, in the schools, and at the university. The area of attitudes, traditionally considered the most difficult to change, was the central area of impact for most of the participants. Differences that participants brought to schools and children were: an openness to divergence, flexibility, self-confidence, concern for the individual, and willingness to work in teams and groups. At the university, the undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs remained unchanged. The experimental program and its faculty were not integrated into the curricula. The project seems to have made a difference in the training and the later work of participants, but has made no difference at the university. (CJ)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Participant Satisfaction, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: New England Teacher Corps Network, Portsmouth, NH.