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ERIC Number: ED301533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Virginia Teacher Education Study 1986-1988. Executive Summary.
Willett, Henry I., Jr.
A summary is presented of a study that solicited perceptions and recommendations from recent graduates of state-supported colleges and universities on undergraduate teacher education in Virginia. Interviews were conducted with 100 teachers who had completed one full year of teaching and their principals. Interviews were also held with 70 teachers who had completed three years of teaching and their principals. The participants were asked to rate the teachers on how well their preparation had enabled them to perform in their present job. The final survey question was an open-ended inquiry as to what is the greatest need for change in teacher education. Responses indicated perceived needs to be: (1) earlier field experiences; (2) greater emphasis on classroom management; (3) a longer period of student teaching; (4) closer ties between colleges and public schools; (5) a better blend of theory and practice; and (6) improvement in communication skills and planning. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A