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ERIC Number: ED308162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Comparison of Student Attainment of Teaching Competencies in Traditional Preservice and Fifth-Year Master of Arts in Teaching Programs.
Arch, Elizabeth C.
This study evaluated and compared two models of teacher education, a traditional certificate-only and a fifth-year Master of Arts in Teaching program, to determine their effectiveness in producing desirable outcomes in preservice teacher candidates. The salient characteristics of each of the programs are described. Most of the subjects of the study were involved in coursework and practica during the year prior to the collection of data, although a few of the certificate-only students extended their teacher preparation over a slightly longer period. Data was collected when most of the subjects had completed their student teaching and were evaluated by their public school supervising teachers on their attainment of a specific list of 15 competencies. All the students and their supervising teachers were asked to evaluate the teacher education program on the extent to which it successfully accomplished the goal of providing the knowledge and skills required to be a competent beginning teacher. The data is discussed in detail accompanied by tables. The results of the data analysis indicated that in general both programs provided the majority of the preservice teaching candidates with satisfactory knowledge of effective teaching practices and ability to implement those practices in the classroom. A comparison between the two programs indicated some differences in their impact. These differences are discussed and analyzed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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