ERIC Number: ED260054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Evaluation Practices in Teacher Education.
Adams, Ronald D.; Craig, James R.
A survey of teacher education evaluation practices was conducted to cover areas not addressed in previous studies. The initial survey form was reviewed by college administrators at Western Kentucky University, revised, and later reviewed by selected members of a group of professional educators across the nation. A questionnaire, developed to collect data in eight areas of institutional evaluation practices, was sent to member institutions of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. A usable return was obtained from 445 institutions. Findings are reported in seven topical areas: (1) institutional demographics; (2) topics evaluated; (3) needs relative to evaluation practice; (4) value placed on evaluation; (5) sources and techniques used in evaluation practice; (6) planning, operation, and feedback practices; and (7) budget analyses. Implications of the survey are discussed. It is pointed out that while the majority of institutions engage in some form of evaluation, the techniques of follow-up data collection have been limited primarily to the mailed questionnaire and sources limited primarily to the graduate and school supervisor. The sophistication of evaluation practice remains low. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, November, 1981). For related document, see SP 026 382.