ERIC Number: ED205467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Teacher Education: Academic Program Review.
Stedman, Donald J.
A general discussion of the quality of teacher education program evaluation is presented. Program evaluations typically go beyond assessment of minimum standards to more comprehensive reviews of: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of programs; (2) the effectiveness of the "products" of the educational activity; (3) the relationship of the programs to such "external" factors as demand for graduates; (4) productivity of the program; (5) specific characteristics of faculty, students, curricula, facilities, and resources available for program improvement; and (6) the energy, competence, and vitality of program leadership. The key features of a program review are outlined, and the major findings are listed. Recommendations are made for improvement of evaluation of teacher education programs. Some specific program evaluation activities in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia are described. (JD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Schools of Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Standards, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.