ERIC Number: ED336342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
[Education Research and Development for Teacher Learning: Leadership Roles.]
Cross, Christopher T.
For student learning to improve, teacher learning must also improve. Currently, teachers are not being prepared to foster student learning in reasoning, problem solving, or explaining. These are skills required by the national goals. Considerable research has been done on the learning needs of teachers; however, this research is not reaching practicing or prospective teachers. Teacher education institutions and the research community share responsibility for failing to transmit research findings to teachers and train them to use the findings. Several Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) research centers have conducted studies which relate to teacher learning needs. A major OERI priority is dissemination of research. Other OERI activities which relate to improving teacher education include: "The Campaign to Support America's Teachers," a 3-year program to provide teachers with relevant and timely research-based information; "Partnerships for Innovative Teacher Education," which provides grants for partnerships between institutions of higher learning and local school districts to establish school-based professional development for prospective and practicing teachers; and the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (FIX-IT), a federal interagency group which focuses on the enhancement and preparation of mathematics and science teachers. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Knowledge Base for Teaching; National Education Goals 1990; Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Note: Speech before the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Atlanta, GA, February 27-March 2, 1991).