ERIC Number: ED256710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Applying Research in Three Teacher Education Programs: Factors Influencing Variations.
Gee, Elsie W.
An analysis was made of a collaborative research and development project designed to stimulate and support collaborative development of preservice teacher education strategies. The project was based on the assumption that teacher education programs could incorporate research as an inquiry-based process for student teachers, cooperating teachers, and teacher education faculty. Three teacher education program sites in Nevada, Utah, and California used the inquiry-based process in their programs. A cross-site analysis identified variables associated with the different sites and the interactions among the variables. Little variation was reported among the three sites. However, there were some differences in the goals, initial planning, and the methods of intervention. A supportive relationship between each teacher education program and its cooperating school district was important. While there were no clear results regarding change in classroom teaching behaviors, the perspectives of students and cooperating teachers toward the value of research became increasingly positive across all three sites. Achievement of the project goal of continuing and expanding networks among teacher education programs and local education agencies appeared promising. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.