ERIC Number: ED272489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Funding and Academic Production of Teacher Education in State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. 77 Universities, 1984-1985. Eighth Annual Study.
Peseau, Bruce A.
Data from teacher education programs in 77 public universities are analyzed in terms of the relationshp between their resources (e.g., faculty, secretaries, administrators, graduate assistants, operating and capital outlay funds) and their productivity. The data is broken down by academic year, summer sesssion, and 12-month appointments. Data also include credit hours produced, degrees awarded, tuition rates, and faculty salaries. Analyses are presented relating the resources of each program with what was produced (credit hours, degrees awarded, faculty-student ratios, class sizes, etc.). The cost per weighted credit hour, and per student academic year by degree level, shows that the teacher education programs in these universities continue to cost less for an undergraduate student than for a public school child. Suggestions are made for basic policy changes needed to improve teacher education, from adequate funding, to more reasonable student-faculty ratios and class size. The survey instrument and 68 data tables are included. The principal resource and productivity variables are shown in a series of 108 graphs, in which the responding universities are clustered by geographic region. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Tables contain small print.