Effectiveness of the Undergraduate Curriculum in Teacher Education in Developing Desired Teaching Competencies

Effectiveness of the Undergraduate Curriculum in Teacher Education in Developing Desired Teaching Competencies

Date: August 1959
Creator: Turkett, Arlie Keith
Description: The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate the competencies that a person who desires to teach should possess in order to be an effective classroom teacher. Identification of these competencies will be made from evidence obtained through a consensus of student's opinions, these opinions to be solicited from students currently enrolled in courses required for a major in elementary education, and from the consensus of faculty members who ware currently teaching these courses.
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A Study to Determine a Sound Pattern of Teacher Education for Teachers for Modern Public Schools of a Democracy

A Study to Determine a Sound Pattern of Teacher Education for Teachers for Modern Public Schools of a Democracy

Date: August 1956
Creator: Kearns, James Kell
Description: The problem is to develop a sound pattern of teacher education that will produce teachers capable of functioning adequately in modern public schools of a democracy.
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Effects of Participation in the Taba In-Service Education Program on Teachers' Self Concept, Attitude, and Selected Personality Characteristics

Effects of Participation in the Taba In-Service Education Program on Teachers' Self Concept, Attitude, and Selected Personality Characteristics

Date: August 1971
Creator: Bennett, Margaret Ann, 1926-
Description: The problem of this study was to evaluate the effects of participation in the Hilda Taba In-Service Education Program on teachers' self concept, attitude, and selected personality characteristics.
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An Evaluation of Selected Aspects of a Teacher Education Admissions Program

An Evaluation of Selected Aspects of a Teacher Education Admissions Program

Date: August 1965
Creator: Smith, Robert Gough, 1919-
Description: The problem of this study was an analysis of the scores made on selected standardized tests used as one part of the procedure for admission to the teacher education program at North Texas State University. The students involved were enrolled in their first professional course in education.
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An Analysis of the Attitudes of Recent Graduates Toward the Secondary Teacher Education Program at Texas A & I University at Kingsville

An Analysis of the Attitudes of Recent Graduates Toward the Secondary Teacher Education Program at Texas A & I University at Kingsville

Date: August 1973
Creator: Bryant, Paul D.
Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is to conduct an analysis of the secondary teacher education program at Texas A & I University at Kingsville in determining the extent the program meets the needs of its graduates and to recommend improvements based on these findings. The purposes of this study are to investigate the effectiveness of the program in providing educational theories and practices, subject area knowledge and general knowledge to enable its graduates to function effectively in their societal roles as individuals and teachers. It is also a purpose of this study to solicit the graduates' opinions concerning the program's strengths and weaknesses.
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A Critical Analysis of Philosophies of Education and INTASC Standards in Teacher Preparation

A Critical Analysis of Philosophies of Education and INTASC Standards in Teacher Preparation

Date: 2010
Creator: Moss, Glenda & Lee, Cheu-jey George
Description: This article offers a critical analysis of philosophies of education and the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards in teacher preparation.
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The North Texan, Volume 29, Number 2, February 1979

The North Texan, Volume 29, Number 2, February 1979

Date: February 1979
Creator: North Texas State University
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about North Texas State University students, faculty, and alumni activities.
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Changes in Attitudes and Anxieties toward Teaching of Interns and Traditional Student Teachers

Changes in Attitudes and Anxieties toward Teaching of Interns and Traditional Student Teachers

Date: May 1996
Creator: Whittemore, Jon Frederick
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the difference in attitude and anxieties toward the teaching profession of beginning teachers entering public education in Texas who have been through a semester-long intern program as opposed to those who have gone through a traditional eight-week student teaching program. Purposes of the study were to provide assessment data for planning and delivering preservice training experiences to prospective teachers, to compare similarities and differences in the attitudes of prospective teachers who have been through the intern program with those who have been in traditional student teaching, and to provide useful information to colleges and universities concerning the effectiveness of their teacher education programs. The targeted study groups were 22 fall semester interns and a comparison group of 27 fall semester traditional student teachers. All participants were seeking secondary certification. The study was conducted in the fall of 1994. The groups were matched according to gender, chronological age, race designation, grade-point-average, and level of family income. In summary, the findings of this study indicate that only two of the six research questions proved to be statistically significant. It is interesting to note, however, that individually a significant percentage of both of the groups ...
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Job Satisfaction Among Physical Education Instructors at Teachers Colleges in Thailand

Job Satisfaction Among Physical Education Instructors at Teachers Colleges in Thailand

Date: May 1989
Creator: Suchart Chewapun
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate job satisfaction among physical education instructors at Teachers Colleges in Thailand by using the Faculty Job Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction Scale developed by Olin R. Wood, which was translated into the Thai language by Vatthaisong. The investigation was based on the 10 facets of job satisfaction selected from Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene theory: achievement, growth, interpersonal relations, policy and administration, recognition, responsibility, salary, supervision, the work itself, and working conditions. The questionnaire consisted of 68 items. A 6-point rating scale was used for the 10 facets of job satisfaction. A total of 169 physical education instructors from 36 Teachers Colleges in Thailand, or 86.22% of the population, participated in this study. For this investigation, frequencies, percentages, one-way ANOVA, and the Scheffe method were used for data analysis. Significance was established at the .05 level. From the findings of this study it could be concluded that physical education instructors were satisfied with their jobs. The major sources of satisfaction were ranked as follows: interpersonal relations, the work itself, achievement, recognition, responsibility, working conditions, growth, policy and administration, supervision, and salary. The gender variable did not contribute significantly to job satisfaction, while region, age, level of education, work position, ...
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A Comparison of Present and Preferred Institutional Goals Among Board Members, Administrators, and Faculty of Teacher Colleges in Bangkok, Thailand

A Comparison of Present and Preferred Institutional Goals Among Board Members, Administrators, and Faculty of Teacher Colleges in Bangkok, Thailand

Date: December 1984
Creator: Suntrayuth, Sunthorn
Description: None
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A Follow-Up Study of the 1974-1975 Graduates of North Texas State University Who Obtained Certification to Teach

A Follow-Up Study of the 1974-1975 Graduates of North Texas State University Who Obtained Certification to Teach

Date: August 1976
Creator: Nicklas, Willis L.
Description: None
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Teacher Education Programs in Member Institutions of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI): a Comparison With NCATE Standards

Teacher Education Programs in Member Institutions of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI): a Comparison With NCATE Standards

Date: May 1989
Creator: Kivioja, Larry A. (Larry Albert)
Description: The problem of this study concerns the structure and content of teacher education programs in colleges and universities which are members of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). A questionnaire was developed and consisted of four sections: (1) general background information of the respondent; (2) questions relating to the live NCATE standards using a Likert scale of 1 to 3, regarding respondent's teacher education program; (3) general information concerning Bible credit hours required, critical problems and factors considered in job placement of graduates; and (4) an opinionnaire concerning current issues in teacher education, significant changes in respondents' programs and cooperative and unusual program arrangements. One hundred questionnaires were mailed to the 100 collegiate members of ACSI in 1987. Of the 75 returned, 57 were usable. This represents a 57 percent response rate. Based on the information provided by the chairpersons participating in the study, the following conclusions are drawn relative to ACSI teacher education programs: 1. The influence of an outside agency, such as the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), seems to benefit teacher education programs. 2. State accreditation of teacher education programs appears to be important to both NCATE and non-NCATE accredited programs. 3. ...
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Competency Needs of Administrators in Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya As Perceived By Administrators and Faculty

Competency Needs of Administrators in Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya As Perceived By Administrators and Faculty

Date: May 1989
Creator: Konditi, Jane A. O. (Jane Akinyi Osamba)
Description: The problem of this study was the needed administrative competencies of administrators in teacher training colleges in Kenya as perceived by administrators and faculty. A questionnaire (Inventory of Administrative Competencies) was mailed to principals, vice-principals, and four faculty members selected at random from sixteen teacher training colleges in Kenya. Ninety-six questionnaires were returned, yielding a return rate of 100 percent. Responses were analyzed using t-tests and one-way analyses of variance utilizing the F-test of the statistical test. A series of post hoc comparisons was made using Duncan's New Multiple Range Test to locate significant differences. Based on the analysis of data, it was concluded that both administrators and faculty considered the desired status of the competency very high. The administrators were performing below the desired status. Size of college was the major factor for the differences in perceptions of the respondents. Years of experience and educational background had little or no effect on the respondents' responses to the questionnaire. The following recommendations were made: A future study should investigate the perceived desired status and present performance ratings assigned to a validated set of competency statements of those levels of administrative activities not included in this study. Such a study would ...
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A Programmatic Review of Bilingual Bicultural Teacher Education at Selected Universities and Colleges in the State of Texas

A Programmatic Review of Bilingual Bicultural Teacher Education at Selected Universities and Colleges in the State of Texas

Date: August 1981
Creator: Maloney, Letty Lynn
Description: None
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An Identification of Administrative Policies and Procedures in the Organization of the Doctoral Programs in Vocational Education in Selected Institutions in the United States

An Identification of Administrative Policies and Procedures in the Organization of the Doctoral Programs in Vocational Education in Selected Institutions in the United States

Date: August 1982
Creator: Teddlie, Jessie Wright
Description: None
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The Perceptions of Thai Students in Thailand of the Study of English as a Foreign Language

The Perceptions of Thai Students in Thailand of the Study of English as a Foreign Language

Date: August 1982
Creator: Kruatrachue, Jutatip
Description: None
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A Study of the Utilization of Educational Media Programs in the Teachers' Colleges in Bangkok

A Study of the Utilization of Educational Media Programs in the Teachers' Colleges in Bangkok

Date: December 1987
Creator: Panthai Thaichon
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of the educational media programs in six teachers' colleges in Bangkok by analyzing the educational media programs as they are perceived by teachers, educational media teachers, and administrators with regard to utilization, administration, and personnel. The survey instrument was distributed to the 120 teachers, thirty-seven educational media teachers, and sixty administrators in the six major teachers* colleges in Bangkok. The total number of responses was 185, or 85.25 per cent of the population of teachers, educational media teachers, and administrators. The data were tabulated, and categories of availability and usage of educational media were established. The t test was applied to the data obtained from teachers and administrators to determine if significant differences existed at the 0.05 level with regard to the ranking of qualifications needed by educational media teachers. The findings from this study indicate that the teachers, educational media teachers, and administrators surveyed are basically in agreement regarding the utilization of educational media. Teachers and administrators agree on the qualifications of educational media teachers who serve in the teachers" colleges and in the majority of teachers' colleges the educational media center is a separate entity. Recommendations with ...
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A History of the North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration School

A History of the North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration School

Date: August 1940
Creator: Martin, Doris M.
Description: Covers the development of training schools, the history of the North Texas State Teachers College demonstration school, facilities and personnel, curriculum, and a comparison with other studies.
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A History of the Development of the Curriculum of Texas State Teachers Colleges

A History of the Development of the Curriculum of Texas State Teachers Colleges

Date: August 1937
Creator: Harbison, James J.
Description: Without regard to the merits of the philosophy and practices of these two schools of educational thought, it is the purpose of this study to observe the progress of each as indicated by an examination of certain college curricula, as shown below.
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The Music Preparation of Elementary Education Majors in the Teacher Training Institutions of Texas

The Music Preparation of Elementary Education Majors in the Teacher Training Institutions of Texas

Date: May 1943
Creator: Elliott, Elois Allison
Description: A. What training are senior colleges giving students in Texas to prepare them for teaching music in the grades? B. What training are junior colleges giving students in Texas to prepare them for teaching music in the grades? C. What observations can be made on training now given? What recommendations can be made for improvement? D. 'What conclusions have supervisors of music in Texas reached concerning the ability of teachers trained in teachers' colleges? E. What is the reaction of teachers who are teaching music and who have had the six hours of music required by the state department?
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Technological Thinking in American Teacher Education, 1970-1979: a Hermeneutical Study of Alienated Consciousness

Technological Thinking in American Teacher Education, 1970-1979: a Hermeneutical Study of Alienated Consciousness

Date: May 1989
Creator: Zimmerman, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Ray)
Description: The research presented here is of a sort almost never seen in today's social science work. Attempted here is a hermeneutical examination of teacher education literature of the 1970's, with the goal of revealing what otherwise would and generally does go unseen by most who practice and study teacher education, the tacitly held and taken-for-granted pre-judgements or prejudices which make such teacher education the reality it is. That is to say, the aim of this research is to "go behind what is said" in this literature in order to reveal the questions to which the literature's contents are the answer. This is necessary because such prejudices, such questions, determine in the first place the sorts of answers which can be given, by excluding other questions and points of origin, and thereby structure the form and content of teacher education as it is lived. The more specific purpose of this "going behind what is said," apart from merely revealing such prejudices, is, however, to examine them after they are revealed in order to reach a judgement as to whether or not some portion or, perhaps, all of these prejudices reflect a belief in and devotion to the alienated consciousness of technological ...
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A Study of Relationships Between Teachers' Knowledge of and Attitude Toward Selected Teaching Strategies and Their Implementation in the Elementary Classroom

A Study of Relationships Between Teachers' Knowledge of and Attitude Toward Selected Teaching Strategies and Their Implementation in the Elementary Classroom

Date: August 1987
Creator: Speak, Lynda Overton
Description: The purpose of this study was to explore the variables of content knowledge, individual attitude, and span of time from initial training with regard to implementation of selected teaching practices in the elementary classroom. The sample consisted of thirty-two elementary classroom teachers who teach reading or mathematics in a large suburban school district in the Dallas Metropolitan Area. After completion of the second day's training in an inservice program on teaching strategies, the teachers were given a test to measure content knowledge of and attitude toward the teaching strategies. The test results were used in determining four groups for follow-up classroom observations four weeks and eight weeks after the in-service sessions. Using three-way analysis of variance, the data were analyzed. Results indicated that teachers with high content knowledge of the teaching strategies implemented these strategies to a greater degree than did teachers with low content knowledge. No significant relationship with regard to implementation was found for the variables of attitude or span of time. It can be concluded that teachers who know the content of inservice training are able to and do implement the training in their classrooms. Of equal significance is the conclusion that teachers who do not know ...
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Current and Future Trends in Computer Use in Elementary School Settings

Current and Future Trends in Computer Use in Elementary School Settings

Date: August 1999
Creator: Al-Awidi, Hamed M.
Description: The study examined current and future trends in computer use in elementary school settings. A survey instrument was developed and validated for distribution to a random sample of 200 technology coordinators in the public school districts in the state of Texas from whom 95 responses were received. The survey instrument was used to obtain information about five areas of computer use in elementary schools. These areas are: physical configurations, instructional uses, implementation issues, training and staff development, and Internet use. The study found that all public school districts that participated in the study have acquired computer hardware in their elementary schools. In addition, some other advanced computer technology components are starting to be found in elementary schools, such as teacher workstations, CD-ROM, interactive video, computer multimedia, LCD panels, and laser printers. Respondents reported that elementary school teachers in their districts have incorporated computers into their classrooms as an instructional tool and many changes have occurred in teachers’ teaching styles due to computers. However, there are some problems that hinder the effective use of computers. The major problem is lack of training. A high percentage of respondents, 81.3%, indicated that the majority of their elementary school teachers had completed less than ...
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Teaching Beyond the Walls:  A Mixed Method Study of Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Belief Systems About Science Instruction

Teaching Beyond the Walls: A Mixed Method Study of Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Belief Systems About Science Instruction

Date: May 2016
Creator: Asim, Sumreen
Description: This mixed method study investigated K-6 teacher candidates' beliefs about informal science instruction prior to and after their experiences in a 15-week science methods course and in comparison to a non-intervention group. The study is predicated by the literature that supports the extent to which teachers' beliefs influence their instructional practices. The intervention integrated the six strands of learning science in informal science education (NRC, 2009) and exposed candidates to out-of-school-time environments (NRC, 2010). Participants included 17 candidates in the intervention and 75 in the comparison group. All were undergraduate K-6 teacher candidates at one university enrolled in different sections of a required science methods course. All the participants completed the Beliefs about Science Teaching (BAT) survey. Reflective journals, drawings, interviews, and microteaching protocols were collected from participants in the intervention. There was no statistically significant difference in pre or post BAT scores of the two groups; However, there was a statistically significant interaction effect for the intervention group over time. Analysis of the qualitative data revealed that the intervention candidates displayed awareness of each of the six strands of learning science in informal environments and commitment to out-of-school-time learning of science. This study supports current reform efforts favoring integration ...
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