ERIC Number: ED167499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education With an Inquiry Emphasis.
Wright, David P.
A program for prospective elementary and secondary teachers emphasizing inquiry and problem solving techniques for use in the classroom is described. In the conceptual framework of this program, a situation is defined as a set of circumstances that teachers commonly encounter, and an issue is a theoretical, ethical, or methodological question. A problem is a set of circumstances in a classroom situation that disturbs a teacher. Two common problems are instructional and managerial. Others include circumstances related to a school's curriculum or its patterns for organizing students or staff. In this program instructors provide typical classroom problems and professional issues. Students practice inquiry processes and skills as they respond to given situations and attempt to correctly identify basic problems and find solutions. Participants also examine standard topics of teacher preparation, such as individual differences among learners and methods for planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction. In keeping with the program's inquiry emphasis, each of these topics is regarded as a common source of professional problems for teachers or as a tool for solving such problems. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Convention of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)