ERIC Number: ED251923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
The Nature of Inquiry and Developing a Profession.
Case, Charles W.
In order for education to evolve from a craft to a profession, a spirit of inquiry must be infused into the beliefs and activities of education faculty members and practicing teachers. For faculty members in professional schools, the responsibilities of teaching, research, and service should be integrated activities for which inquiry serves as the guiding force. Colleges of education in major research universities can provide the most favorable conditions for developing this professional approach among teacher educators. Practicing teachers can be helped to become more professional in their approach to teaching if research concepts and methods are redesigned to account more fully for real world practice, if an effort is made to incorporate new knowledge into practice more rapidly, and if research activities can be conducted more collegially, involving practitioners in the process of inquiry. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).