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ERIC Number: ED393844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Perceptions of the CARE Program: An Alternative Teacher Preparation Program That Emphasizes Democratic Teaching and Active Learning.
Hillkirk, Keith; Skinner-Morris, Sarah Jane
This paper reports on the feedback obtained from Ohio public school teachers who supervised the Creating Active and Reflective Educators (CARE) program students, initially called the Teacher Education for Civic Responsibility (TECR) program, during its first 4 years, from 1989-1993. The first group of 11 students were accepted into TECR in 1989; this report is based on responses from 33 elementary and secondary school teachers in 1993. CARE's premise is based on Thomas Jefferson's and John Dewey's beliefs and writings on the connections between democracy and education. This interview consisted of 12, open-ended questions developed by a graduate student, and a faculty member from the College of Education. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed; interviewees remained anonymous. Results for each of the 12 questions are presented individually. Overall, teacher perceptions of CARE were positive; they believed that CARE students benefitted greatly by the additional practicum work. Perceptions of the students by the teachers were also positive, although some concern was expressed for the limited number of students and a feeling by CARE students that they were special. Overall, teachers perceived CARE students as resourceful and dedicated with satisfactory subject matter knowledge. Since the interviews, the number of students has been increased and additional partnerships with area schools have been developed. (NAV)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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