ERIC Number: ED289859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
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Institutional Needs and Teacher Education Program Evaluation. A Symposium.
Ayers, Jerry B.; And Others
The papers presented at this symposium offer discussions on the program evaluation needs of three categories of teacher education institutions. An introductory paper examines state-of-the-art teacher education program evaluation, the requirements of national and regional accreditation agencies, and the evaluation requirements involved in the state approval of teacher education programs. The first paper focuses on the specific needs of small colleges, the constraints that are placed on such institutions (i.,e., resources and governance requirements), the need for help, and the need for systems that can be implemented with limited resources. The second paper deals with the evaluation problems of regional state universities, the constraints on the work that can be carried out by such institutions, and ways that the evaluation process can be improved. The third paper discusses the problems of large multi-purpose institutions. The papers are summarized and critiqued in a final paper which synthesizes the papers into the common and unique needs of the three types of institutions. (JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Mobile, AL, November 11-13, 1987). The work reported in this document was supported in part by a grant from the State of Tennessee through the Centers of Excellence program.