ERIC Number: ED189088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
What's All This Talk About Teacher Development? Research Series No. 70.
Feiman, Sharon; Floden, Robert E.
A review of current educational literature identifies three different approaches to defining, describing, and applying the term "teacher development." One application of the term deals with the commonly experienced changes most teachers undergo. Teachers develop through the stages of survival, consolidation, renewal, and maturity. The second application of teacher development concerns the personal and adult development of teachers. Professional development is viewed as an aspect of ego, moral, and cognitive development. The third application involves the promotion and support of teacher development through inservice and professional programs. Levels and stages of each concept of development are discussed. (CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, 1979).