ERIC Number: ED366562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Discussions on Some Educational Issues IV. Research Report 121.
Kansanen, Pertti, Ed.
This research report presents five papers offering Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Australian views of educational issues. The first paper, "Nursery School Leadership--A Forgotten Leadership" (Margareth Drakenberg), discusses societal changes in Sweden, characteristics of Swedish Child Care Service, literature on leadership styles and organizational development, and results of interviews with 30 nursery school leaders which indicated that person-oriented duties such as human resource management and problem solving were the most difficult to handle and the most time consuming. In an essay titled "Research and Teaching: Vision and Reality," Bruce A. Jeans examines ideology and prejudice, university staff, program design and content, diversity and uniformity in teaching, academic freedom, essential features of research, research paradigms, and performance appraisal. "An Outline for a Model of Teachers' Pedagogical Thinking" (Pertti Kansanen) describes a research project which sought to find out how teachers move in their thinking from the descriptive to the normative. "Didactics: From Art to Science" (Tomas Kroksmark) outlines the interrelationship among methodology, didactics, and pedagogy. "Learning/Instruction Issues in Basic Skills" (Nils Sovik) concentrates on tasks related to basic skills curricula and the competence of the teachers who have responsibility for organizing, processing, and evaluating the learning/instruction program in arithmetic, reading, and writing. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ., (Finland). Dept. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Didactic Teaching; Sweden