ERIC Number: ED183215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Resources in Teacher Education.
Yarger, Sam J.
This overview of the use of educational resources in teacher education discusses the concept of an educational resource as a reserve source of supply or support, and outlines a simple category system to describe the various types of educational resources: print, non-print, electronic/mechanical, management, intact, and human. The primary focus is on the use of resources in preservice and inservice teacher education and discussion is based on information from four sources: a national study by Joyce and others on preservice education, a comprehensive study of inservice education by Yarger and others, a field test of the Teacher Centers Program, and a content analysis of teacher center proposals. The framework for looking at the use of resources in preservice and inservice teacher education includes consideration of the manner and level of importance in which resources are viewed, an assessment of the availability of resources, and an estimate of how frequently resources are used. An analysis of the status of resources in teacher education addresses two questions which emerge from data presented in the paper--why resources are inadequately integrated at all levels of education, and why resources with a more limited range of applications are used more extensively than those with greater potential. Some implications for future program development are indicated. (RAO)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Reviews (Publications), Teacher Centers, Use Studies
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.