ERIC Number: ED257792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
A Case Study of a Research Intervention on an Elementary Teacher Preparation Program: Results From Mills College.
The Research Utilization in Elementary Teacher Education (RUETE) study developed techniques for better informing student teachers about current research on effective instruction and schools. Mills College in California was one of three schools of education participating in the study. This report explains and describes the research/intervention process undertaken by the college. The structure and design of the RUETE project are described and its goals briefly outlined. The formation of the Mills College collaborative team and the site situational analysis conducted prior to its participation in the RUETE project is discussed, and it is pointed out that the decision was made to focus upon Academic Learning Time (ALT) and Active Teaching Behaviors (ATB) as they were best suited to the needs of the Mills College teacher preparation program. A detailed description is given of the methods used to incorporate research findings on ALT and ATB into the student teaching segment of their program. The paper concludes that the process of presenting research for application to classrooms by both student teachers and cooperating teachers promoted a strong sense of colleagueship between them, and added a sense of professional control and inquiry to the act of teaching. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Denver, CO, February 27-March 2, 1985).