ERIC Number: ED099368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-22
Reference Count: N/A
Empirically Based Teacher Education. SPE Occasional Papers No. 1.
Travers, Robert M. W.
This paper presents a teacher education model that combines ideas from social psychology and acting. The effective teacher role is defined as being characterized by broad permeating attributes of behavior that distinguish this role from a less effective one. Procedures are discussed for the acquisition of a teaching role derived from the work of Stanislavski, which include the following steps: (a) the study of the role itself, (b) the search for material that becomes the medium through which the role is acted out, (c) the search for characteristics and attributes within the student of education that can become incorporated into the role, (d) the preparation of the student of education for undertaking the role in the classroom, and (e) the endless search for material to be incorporated into the role to keep the role alive and to prevent it from becoming routinized. The author concludes that every teacher should be familiar with the mainstream of knowledge relating to child development and with models of intellectual and social framework of the teaching role that should consitute the essential core of teacher education. A 19-item bibliography is included. (PD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society of Professors of Education, Washington, DC.