ERIC Number: ED331814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-6
Reference Count: N/A
Interviewing as a Mode of Inquiry into Teaching-Parents' Perceptions of the Dual Role.
MacDonald, Judith B.
Analysis of responses of 50 New Jersey teachers who are also parents elicited during one-hour interviews revealed that: (1) when teachers became parents they more fully understood parents and could relate to them more fully; (2) teachers believed they developed a broadened perspective toward their children; (3) teachers used the knowledge gleaned from teaching with their children; and (4) the patience expended in the classroom depleted teachers' reserves for their children. The interviews were guided by a set of prepared questions but also included amplifications and digressions by the teachers. The interview approach was intended to provide interviewees with an opportunity to discover meaning and understanding through the interview process. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 2-6, 1991).