ERIC Number: ED171664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
The Interactive Effects of Context, Teaching and Teacher Education: A Conceptualization of Issues for Investigation.
Vaughan, Joseph C.
A discussion is presented on the topic of applying educational research to investigation of the effectiveness of teacher education programs as they develop students' teaching skills within the context of their experiences in the world beyond immediate classroom practice. It is suggested that such research focus upon two phenomena--teachers who continue to learn, develop, change, or maintain effective practices, and teacher education designed to develop teachers' skills, knowledge, attitudes, or behaviors. Previous research results in this area are analyzed briefly. Two kinds of research are considered as effective evaluation tools for exploring this subject: improvement research that focuses primarily on teacher education programs; and descriptive research that investigates the impact of the change process on the teacher when an innovation is being introduced. Several case studies are provided as examples of the use of these two kinds of research, and their effectiveness is considered. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)