ERIC Number: ED307236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Academically Talented Students for Teaching. Final Report. Part B: Program Assessment Report.
Kent State Univ., OH.
This report presents an evaluation of the Alternative Teacher Education Program (ATEP) at Kent State University, which was developed to recruit and retain academically gifted students into teacher education. Three categories of questions form the basis for the evaluation: (1) How effective was the collaborative planning and monitoring process developed to construct and implement this project? (2) How do bright students perceive learning to teach? and (3) How effective were the four progam innovations (recruitment and selection of a cohort group; development of school-base mentors; research-based inquiry-oriented seminars; and advising for individualized program planning)? The program components are described briefly. Charts are presented outlining the major research questions, the timing of data collection, the data sources and the type of data collected. Because the project is developmental, much of the data collected was descriptive in nature. The results are discussed in a section subdivided by the three major research questions. A discussion is presented on the effectiveness of the four program components. Results from the evaluation indicated that the ATEP was successfully planned and implemented and that the level of satisfaction among participants was high. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH.