ERIC Number: ED328550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
RATE IV--Teaching Teachers: Facts & Figures, 1990. Research About Teacher Education Project.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
The Research About Teacher Education (RATE) Project is an ongoing data collection effort to establish a reliable database about institutions of higher education where teachers are prepared, and about the faculty, students, and programs at these institutions. The data reported in this monograph were taken from four questionnaires--separate faculty and student questionnaires; an institutional questionnaire; and a school-based cooperating teacher questionnaire. Ninety institutions randomly selected from the membership of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education constituted the sample for this year's RATE Project. The focus of this study was on laboratory and clinical experiences. After an introductory section on methodology, 5 sections elaborate on the data collected. Section 1 deals with institutional characteristics and enrollment data and trends; section 2 focuses on laboratory, clinical, early field, and student teaching experiences; section 3 discusses data on faculty supervisors and cooperating teachers; section 4 discusses student profiles (demographic data, altruism and career horizons, cultural insularity, and student teaching experiences); and section 5 focuses on preservice preparation and clinical training. The report concludes with a summary of findings on the positive aspects of teacher preparation, especially as they pertain to perceptions about the laboratory, clinical, student teaching, and early field experiences. The summary also underscores some serious constraints to quality laboratory, clinical, and student teaching experiences. Tables, figures, and 11 references are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Laboratory Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Schools of Education, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-2412 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.