ERIC Number: ED251406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Evaluating Teacher Education Programs. Teacher Education Monograph No. 2.
Nelli, Elizabeth; Nutter, Norma
Prior to presenting a model for evaluating teacher education progams, it is pointed out that five major issues must be settled before attempting an evaluation: (1) the evaluation's purpose; (2) clients or audience; (3) specific questions to investigate; (4) use of an internal or external evaluator or a combination; and (5) dissemination of the evaluation and types of decisions to be made based on its results. The matrix of the model includes the following elements: (1) the philosophy and basic purposes of the program; (2) objectives or intended outcomes of the evaluation; (3) collection and assessment of data; (4) characteristics of students, faculty, college policy, program budget, and administration; (5) interactions between mentors and students in the actual working curriculum; (6) outcomes attributable to the program; (7) external factors impinging on the program; (8) standards against which the program's quality or value are measured; and (9) judgments on the quality, value, or effectiveness of the program and its components. These elements, their interpretations, and their interrelations are described and discussed. Four examples are given demonstrating how the model might be applied in actual evaluations. (JD)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.