ERIC Number: ED049193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Research in Teacher Education; A Symposium.
Smith, B. Othanel, Ed.
This book provides an overview of research on current developments and problems in the training of teachers. A full discussion of the task of conceptualizing teaching skills leads to a critical review of recent research into the effects of various types of teaching behavior upon pupils. The book questions whether or not there are teaching behaviors so closely related to pupil growth that they can be justifiably included in programs for teacher education. There are suggestions for designing correlational studies, analyzing the results, and selecting variables. Two chapters are devoted to effective methods of training teachers to produce pupils who can be self-directive and to a comparison of teacher-controlled approaches with individualized programs. Another chapter suggests different approaches to the problem of shaping the attitudes of teachers. The book concludes with a framework of concepts with which to analyze designs for teacher education programs, using a number of designs for teacher education as a basis, especially the comprehensive elementary teacher education models sponsored by the U. S. Office of Education. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Individualized Instruction, Interaction Process Analysis, Models, Performance Criteria, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. ($5.95, discount to AERA members)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.