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Herbert J. Eibler
Regent's Proceedings 967

Herbert J Eibler, Associate Professor of Education, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1986, following 23 years of service at The University of Michigan.

Professor Eibler received his A.B. degree in 1954, his A.M. degree in 1958, and his Ph.D. degree in 1965, all from The University of Michigan. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954-56, and taught in Michigan public schools from 1957-63. He began his career at The University of Michigan School of Education as an instructor in 1963, was promoted to assistant professor in 1966, and became an associate professor in 1970.

At the School of Education, he was initially responsible for coordinating, directing, and administering the directed teaching program for secondary educators. Later, Professor Eibler administered both elementary and secondary directed teaching as director of the field experience program. He also carried out teaching responsibilities in secondary school curriculum and supervision.

His research interests and publications concerned the effects of student teaching on anxiety and self-perception. He continues to pursue these studies through his association with the Frankfort/Sheffield/Michigan Cross Cultural Study Program. He has been affiliated with a number of teacher education professional organizations on the state and national levels. Professor Eibler is known by his students and peers for his commitment to the value of the teaching practicum for beginning teachers, and for being available to students as well as perceptive about their learning needs. Throughout his career, he has maintained excellent relationships with principals and teachers in cooperating schools, and has been welcomed in schools where students were placed. He promoted strong relationships and profitable interactions between the university and the public schools.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member for his contributions to the development of professional educators and to the field of education by naming Herbert J. Eibler Associate Professor Emeritus of Education.