ERIC Number: ED214656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Preschool Teacher as an Adult Learner.
Peters, Donald L.; And Others
The life span and life events literature, in conjunction with the Aptitude/Treatment Interaction paradigm, is used to define developmental and contextual variables for program design and research efforts in the area of early childhood teacher education. The extended paradigm or framework, called Antecedent/Transaction Interaction (ATI), consists of three major components: antecedents, transactions, and outcomes. Following a brief description of each component, the antecedent's component is elaborated in terms of the resources and life events history adult learners bring to learning situations. A taxonomic scheme for categorizing life events history is provided and biological, psychological, and sociological resources of adult learners are characterized. To further specify antecedent variables, historical and concurrent events affecting the field of early childhood education are pointed out in terms of macro-, exo-, and microsystem environmental contexts. In the concluding section, questions related to applying the ATI framework to inservice and continuing education programs are specified. (While the title includes the term 'preschool teacher', content focuses on the education of all adults who have continued contact with children in early childhood education programs.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Development Associate; Life Events; Life Span Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-28, 1981).