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ERIC Number: ED364535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Coll. of Education.