ERIC Number: ED126011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Problems in Analyzing Dynamic Events in Teacher Education.
Romberg, T. A.; Fox, G. T.
Activities of the Teacher Corps'"Corps Member Training Institute" (CMTI) were studied to illustrate methods of inquiry which can be adapted to the study of teacher training events to capture some of the reality of these events. For the CMTI, a Study Team was mandated to demonstrate the impact of the Institute (identify, document, judge, and communicate features). The Study Team interpreted this mandate to mean demonstrate the salient features in an evolving, interactive, teacher training event so that the features could be adapted for use in other teacher training situations. By identifying procedures that captured the patterns of interactions, the reality of the event being examined was reflected. The team rejected standard methodologies as not useful because they fail to provide adequate information about the dynamics of the event and because too little useful information is uncovered that could be used in replicating features of the event. They found that a useful collaborative technique for identifying the important characteristics of teacher training events is a combination of a multilevel data gathering approach, a time-series design, field study procedures involving observation, interviews, and photography. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.