ERIC Number: ED235134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Teacher Education: Perceptions of Methods for Improvement.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This survey was requested by the National Commission on Excellence in Education to provide input from schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDE's) on improving the quality of teacher education. Survey questions sought information on preferences for recommendations to make curriculum more rigorous, raise entrance criteria, and extend programs beyond four years. Information was also sought on recommendations that had been implemented. Questionnaires were sent to 432 representative institutions with a response rate of 92 percent. Types of institutions included public and private SCDE's offering doctoral, comprehensive, general baccalaureate, or specialized programs. About one-half of the department heads highly preferred making curriculum more rigorous and raising admission standards as methods of raising the quality of teacher education. High implementation of these recommendations was indicated. Little support was given to the recommendation that programs should be extended beyond four years. This report provides descriptions of the characteristics of the surveyed institutions and their programs, and a brief analysis of findings. Survey data is presented in tabular format and a copy of the questionnaire is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.