ERIC Number: ED083252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Francis Howell Teachers Speak. An Evaluation of Issues for Experienced Teachers. Report Series #79.
Butts, David P.
This document reports on a 2-day meeting which began with introductory sessions designed around the self-directed planning guides for personalizing learning in science developed by the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education of the University of Texas. Working with this inquiry-oriented science curriculum, it is reported, served as preparation for the teachers' first experience with the children on the second day. It is stated that the reality of direct involvement with children was used to help the teacher direct his or her task to the adequacies of the curriculum materials. Teachers' comments on the experience are divided under the headings of the the three main dimensions of inquiry-oriented teaching, as they saw them: supply sergeant (finding essential stuff needed for the first-hand experience); intelligence officer (knowing the stuff in ways that will facilitate children's learning); and chaplain (knowing how and when to listen, and encourage and provide guidance as needed to children). Included are charts showing results of data on teachers' comments. (JA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.