ERIC Number: ED311014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
The Status of Teachers and Teacher Education in High School Psychology.
Ragland, Rachel G.
This paper discusses the current status of precollege psychology teachers and what training and preparation these teachers have had for this position. Inquiry was also made into what is actually being taught at the secondary level. A two-part questionnaire was addressed to 2,000 secondary principals to obtain data. Responses (N=700) indicated that on the average, the major part of the teaching schedule of teachers of psychology is spent teaching other subjects, i.e., English, history, sociology. Most of the teachers did not major in psychology itself and have taken only a limited number of credit hours in psychology. Social studies is the certification area of most high school psychology teachers. Topics most emphasized by the teachers were personality, development, learning, mental health, and behavioral disorders. Suggestions are made for improving the preparation of precollege psychology teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the APA Convention (New York, NY, August, 1987).