ERIC Number: ED310060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Future Thinking: A Survey of Teacher Preparation and Certification at the Middle-Level in Illinois (1988).
Dickinson, Thomas S.
A two-phase survey, employing two different survey instruments, was sent in January of 1988 to 51 institutions in Illinois engaged in teacher preparation. Each instrument was aimed at gaining information concerning either the extent of, or reaction to, middle-level teacher preparation in Illinois. The first phase was aimed at examining the extent of specific training programs at the middle-level. The second survey instrument targeted reactions to possible middle-level preparation and certification regulation. The data from the study indicate that the desired state of affairs matches closely existing middle-level programs in the state and that teacher education institutions recognize early adolescence as a distinct developmental phase requiring special understanding from middle-school teachers. This paper treats the results of both surveys independently and discusses the future of teacher preparation and certification at the middle-level in Illinois. Survey forms are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois