ERIC Number: ED128329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Empirical Inquiry Into Teacher Centers. Teacher Education Forum; Volume 3, Number 13.
Ruchkin, Judith P.
This report represents a summary of a larger, on-going investigation in teacher education committed to providing a detailed description of the differences found in teacher center and noncenter programs. Part one describes the design, and then summarizes the findings, of the initial phase of the center study by providing the answers to the six specific questions investigated. Part two includes possibilities and recommendations for subsequent phases of the study. Part three is speculative and questions the adequacy of current models serving as bases for teacher information from eleven separate audiences: early preservice students, cooperating teachers, student teachers, university supervisors, and principals of schools--both in and outside of centers--and center coordinators. The professional induction experience is reflected through a variety of specific training options, supervisory behaviors, and levels of concerns. The analysis of the data consists of comparisons between center and noncenter settings, elementary and secondary levels, and between school systems and individual center locations. The basic question underlying the study is whether there are observable differences between centers and noncenters and, if so, what are the distinquishing features. For early preservice students, student teachers, and inservice personnel there appear to be a greater number and variety of exposures to training practices and instructional experiences in centers than in noncenters. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Div. of Teacher Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 097 306, ED 108 871, ED 109 654, and SP 010 391-405