ERIC Number: ED111811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
NIE Conference on Studies in Teaching; Panel 10, Theory Development.
Gage, N. L., Ed.
The goal of this panel was to advance the development of theory that improves understanding, prediction, and control of phenomena in the teaching process and their antecedents and consequences. The panel concentrated on the ways and means of advancing theory development in general rather than on the substantive problems of theory development in any particular area of research on teaching. Attention was, therefore, focused on four independent mechanisms that seemed to be most potent in attacking the difficulties involved in theory development. These mechanisms became "approaches" under which programs were organized. The first approach called for the establishment of one or more permanent working groups for the comparative analysis, evaluation, and integration of theoretical developments. The second approach dealt with individual programmatic theory development. Within this approach the panel identified four programs that might be supported through five-year renewable grants. In the third approach, the panel was concerned with instruction in theory development. As a final approach, the panel identified a group of individual studies aimed at five specific, delimited needs, both for promoting progress across other approach categories and for dealing with other isolated but critical issues. (BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.