ERIC Number: ED223563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Educators: A Descriptive Study. Final Report.
Carter, Heather L.; And Others
This study reports on the characteristics of 28 tenured teacher educators in a department of curriculum and instruction. Two focused interviews were conducted with each participant in the spring of 1980 and the spring of 1981. Six research areas were investigated: (1) personal characteristics, family background including socioeconomic status, pre-collegiate educational experience, and perceived alternate career patterns both at entry to teacher education and at the present time; (2) undergraduate and graduate background; pre-collegiate teaching experience; and professional involvement as indicated by convention attendance, journal use, and collegial input; (3) perceived definition of a teacher educator, self-perceived role as a teacher educator, personal philosophy of teacher education, and ability or appropriateness of teacher educator's role; (4) teaching activities, scholarly contributions in research and publication, and local and national service to the profession; (5) personal, campus, and off-campus influences; and (6) perceived values of peers' activities, goals and desires, and most- and least-liked aspects of the teacher educator's role. Quantitative and qualitative data (quotations from individual interiews) are presented, and reflections are offered on significant trends within the data. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: Subgrant of Program Division II, Research in Teaacher Education (RITE) Project No. P-6.