ERIC Number: EJ1044981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Cooperating Teachers' Evaluation of Accredited Teacher Education Programs
Murray, Frank B.
Teacher Education and Practice, v26 n3 p542-553 Sum 2013
Cooperating teachers (n = 684) from 40 accredited programs rated the adequacy of their student teachers' competence and some features of the institution's student-teaching program. Their ratings were at the high end of a 5-point scale (4.0+) and showed that the teachers said that both their students and the program were more than adequate and often close to excellent with regard to the student teachers' knowledge and skill. The teachers' ratings of their own understanding of the program, the training they received, and their relationship with the program faculty were significantly lower but still in the adequate range of the inadequate-to-excellent scale. Those who reported that they were better trained and had a better understanding of the program were the most satisfied with the program students' knowledge and skill and their preparation for successful teaching.
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Expectations of Students, Knowledge Level, Skill Analysis, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Ability, Teaching Skills, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Active Learning, Supervisory Training, Teacher Collaboration, Success, Achievement Rating, Student Evaluation
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