ERIC Number: ED364535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of 1991 Teacher Education Graduates Conducted in May 1992.
Holste, Don; Matthews, Dan
This is the first report on a series of evaluative studies being undertaken by the Council on Teacher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its preservice teacher education programs. When fully implemented, the program will include information from graduates (1 and 3 years following graduation), from current students (upon entrance into a teacher education program, prior to student teaching, and after completion of student teaching), from employers (superintendents and principals), and from cooperating teachers. The present report includes a summary of the data from 1991 graduates (N=320) surveyed in May 1992. Survey questionnaires were returned by 139 (45%) of the graduates. Following a brief review of the methodology, the report is organized as follows: (1) employment and work settings of graduates; (2) students' perceptions of their knowledge and skills; (3) students' perceptions of the quality of the programs; (4) students' perceptions of valuable and influential experiences; and (5) students' perceptions of how teacher education programs might be improved. The text closes with a summary that brings together information from throughout the report. Several themes relevant to improving teacher education emerged from the data including: multiculturalism, mainstreaming, technology, relating knowledge to practice, and classroom management. An appendix provides a copy of the survey instrument. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Employment, Teaching (Occupation)
Council on Teacher Education, 120 Education Building, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Coll. of Education.