ERIC Number: ED257793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Scholarly Activities of Teacher Educators.
This study addressed two research questions: (1) To what extent do teacher educators inquire and carry out research in the field of teacher education? and (2) To what extent do teacher educators identify with the field of teacher education? Responses to a survey questionnaire were received from 95 teacher educators who regularly teach methods courses. They represented a national sample of large and small institutions, Research and Development (R&D) oriented institutions, and institutions not oriented toward R&D. A total of 32 institutions were represented. In the main, the findings suggest that a small proportion of teacher educators are involved in teacher education research, and that one reason that may account for this fact is that as academics, they identify more closely with other disciplines within the broad field of education. In discussing these findings, it is suggested that deans of education might employ professors in their teacher education programs who have been trained in teacher education, and that teacher education researchers are in need of a professional association with which they can identify. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 1, 1985).