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ERIC Number: EJ823182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Do University Centers Produce Comparable Teacher Education Candidates?
Locklear, Christopher D.; Davis, Mary Lynne; Covington, Vivian Martin
Community College Review, v36 n3 p239-260 2009
This study investigates the effectiveness of a two-plus-two university center teacher education program. In this program, the entire curriculum is delivered on community college campuses; community college faculty members deliver the general education coursework, and university faculty members deliver coursework in the teacher education program area. A comparison of university center teacher education graduates with graduates who completed their programs on the university campus yielded no significant differences across several measures, including grades, assessments of dispositions, progress reports, and self-assessments of competence. The findings suggest that the university center model is a viable alternative to traditional, on-campus teacher education programs and may help address the teacher shortage--especially in rural areas--by reducing geographic and fiscal barriers to baccalaureate teacher education programs. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A