ERIC Number: ED237455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Essential Knowledge for Beginning Educators.
Smith, David C., Ed.
Professional teacher educators recognize that the body of knowledge about teaching and learning is today more substantive, consistent, and authoritative than ever before. It should also be acknowledged, however, that too little of that knowledge is incorporated into the preservice education of teachers. This volume, containing 12 papers presented by eminent scholars at the February 1983 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Detroit, Michigan, represents some valuable current research into essential knowledge for beginning educators--that is, what educators must know to teach effectively. This book concentrates on research into generic components of preservice preparation programs. Those elements, as identified by the program committee of the AACTE meeting, include: (1) instructional planning; (2) management of instruction; (3) management of student conduct; (4) context variables; (5) diagnosis and measurement; and (6) evaluation. In this volume, as at the meeting, two researchers address each area. Also included in this work is a summary paper prepared for the AACTE meeting by B. Othanel Smith and an introduction by Virginia Koehler. The introduction presents a perspective on the evolving state of the art of research dealing with teaching and learning. The summary paper presents a statement and offers clear direction for the improvement of teacher education. (JMK)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($14.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (35th, February 22-25, 1983, Detroit, MI). For related documents, see ED 218 257 and SP 022 601-611.