ERIC Number: ED031459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Research Context and the Goals of Teacher Education: Another Perspective.
Cyphert, Frederick R.
Educational Comment, p133-38 Jun 1969
One can agree with Donald M. Medley (Educational Testing Service) that "research in teaching has neglected individual differences among teachers" without accepting his statement that the "behavioral goals of teacher education are an individual matter." A teacher, while finding behaviors relevant for himself, should be able to begin with certain truths already provided by research; and conversely, what he discovers should be generalizable to others. A model which would produce knowledge necessary for the understanding and control of teacher behavior, without assuming that there is one behavior pattern for all may be derived from an empirical study of teacher-learner interactions. The results would provide the teacher with information on the probability of various responses occurring in a given situation; yet this general frame of reference could be altered to accommodate the particular strengths of teachers and learning styles of students. (LP)
Mr. Richard Saxe, editor, EDUCATIONAL COMMENT, The University of Toledo, College of Education, Toledo, Ohio 43606
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Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.