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ERIC Number: ED429965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 24
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Teacher Education Follow-Up Study, 1999.
Zelazek, John R.; Williams, Wayne W.; McAdams, Charles; Palmer, Kyle
This report represents the eighth Follow-Up Study by the Teacher Education Assessment Committee (TEAC) at Central Missouri State University (Central). TEAC is a centralized system of data collection and assessment that conducts and publishes results of periodic assessments and evaluations of Central's teacher education programs by soliciting input from education faculty, preservice teacher candidates, program graduates (undergraduate and graduate levels), and principals of teachers prepared by Central. Study results indicate that 79 percent of the previous year's graduating class secured full-time teaching positions within the state (as opposed to 58 percent for 1996-97 graduates). Central's teacher education graduates were employed in 177 of Missouri's 525 districts. Most students in the preservice program were female and white. Most of the first and second year teacher respondents planned on teaching 5 or more years from now. Teachers' top three areas of dissatisfaction in their current positions were salary/fringe benefits, level of support from parents and community, and opportunities for professional advancement. Fifty-eight percent of principals hiring Central's graduates who responded to the survey felt the teachers were strongly prepared for their current positions. The principals felt that methods used to evaluate teaching performance was the top area of dissatisfaction for teachers. The bulk of this report is survey materials. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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