ERIC Number: ED543761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1950
Reference Count: 0
Toward Better College Teaching. Bulletin, 1950, No. 13
Kelley, Fred J.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
There is a widespread demand in this country today for greater effectiveness in college teaching. Three facts help to account for this. The maturity and settled purposes of the veteran students is one. The rapid increase in the proportion of young people attending college is another. Finally, the cold war is highlighting the need for a change in both materials and methods of college education to prepare better for the social, economic, and civic problems of tomorrow. To help meet this demand for better college teaching, this publication is issued. It is based primarily upon returns from checklists dealing with certain devices which have as their purpose the improvement of college teaching. One checklist concerns practices in the graduate schools which prepare college teachers; the other, practices in the undergraduate colleges to strengthen the work of already employed college teachers. The checklist returns here reported are preliminary to later studies of how satisfactory the colleges and universities are finding the several devices to improve college teaching. The data are helpful also in planning and holding both Nation-wide and local conferences dealing with the various aspects of college teaching. The present report, one of many efforts emanating from various sources to swell the wave of interest in better college teaching, is divided into five chapters, as follows: (1) The Case for Improving the Preparation of College Teachers; (2) The Controversy between Graduate Schools and Undergraduate Colleges; (3) The Checklist Study of Graduate Schools; (4) Examples of Graduate School Practices; and (5) The Checklist Study of Undergraduate Colleges. The following are appended: (1) The University of Chicago Inquiry; (2) The Graduate School Checklist with Tabulation of Replies; and (3) A List of References to Bibliographies. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Faculty, Educational Improvement, Teacher Education, Graduate Study, Undergraduate Study, Check Lists, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Social Influences, Economic Factors
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)