ERIC Number: ED260062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-up of Teacher Education Graduates 1983. College of Education and Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi.
Rush, Gary S.
To determine the appropriateness of courses and programs offered to teacher education students at the University of Southern Mississippi, an annual follow-up of graduates is conducted. Each first year teacher in a sample from the total group is treated in the following manner to get needed information. First, a teacher education faculty member observes the teacher and evaluates performance based on the objectives determined in the teacher preparation program at the university. Additionally, the former student is asked to complete a form which seeks to determine the degree to which the graduate finds utility in the various courses taken at the university. A third activity for the faculty member is obtaining an evaluation of the teacher's performance by an immediate superior. All of this is done, not to evaluate the teacher, but to determine the quality of training provided by the university. Third year teachers are asked to do steps two and three in order to obtain a view of the teachers' perceptions of the appropriateness of their training after a longer period of experience. Data obtained have been used to alter courses and programs in the teacher education program. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Coll. of Education and Psychology.