ERIC Number: ED200519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reflections on the Evaluation of a Teacher Education Program: The University of Houston Experience. Current Issues.
Felder, B. Dell; And Others
The experience of the University of Houston in evaluating its teacher education program and in conducting followup studies of its graduates is recounted. A description is given of the problems encountered in planning, developing, and implementing a competency based program, and the subsequent evaluation procedures used to validate the program. The gradual evolution of a methodology for conducting follow-up studies is described, and insights gleaned from two successful follow-up studies are discussed. Suggestions are offered for determining the salient points upon which program evaluation should be based. The appendixes include a list of the twelve characteristics of Houston's competency based teacher education program, and the sixteen generic teaching competencies adopted for the program. (JD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Programs
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 610, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.