ERIC Number: ED204346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Teaching Roles: Their Categorization and Characteristics of the Faculty Using Them.
Bowman, Betsy Linn; And Others
Two studies of teaching roles used by faculty in baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs are discussed. The first study examined perceived clinical teaching roles identified by nurse faculty members who taught in clinical laboratory settings. Responses from 30 interviews revealed that: (1) The most commonly perceived role was that of steering; (2) The degree of teacher preparation and teaching or clinical experience affected the number of roles perceived; and (3) The teacher model was the factor that most frequently influenced perceptions of teaching roles. The second study examined clinical laboratory teaching roles currently used by nursing education faculty. Questionnaires returned by 273 nurse faculty members yielded five meaningful categories of teaching roles: steering, overseeing, patterning, validating, and advising. The findings in both studies suggest that certain factors influence the use of teaching roles by nursing faculty. (CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).