ERIC Number: ED257813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Professors' Observations on Their Work.
Myers, Betty; Mager, Gerald M.
Previous studies of professors of education have noted what activities comprised the work of being a professor, how professors allocated time to the various work tasks, how they would have preferred to allocate time, and insights they had about their work. In this study, parallel data were gathered on the broader education professoriate. Survey responses were received from 537 education professors representing 350 institutions of teacher education. Respondents were asked about professional background and experience, sex, institutional assignment, actual and preferred allocations of time to six work clusters, how they and their institution valued the work clusters, and insights about their institutions and their work as professors. An analysis is presented on professors' attitudes toward the work of teaching, using time, rewards and commitments, and collegial relationships. In a discussion on findings, the question is raised of whether universities are appropriate settings for teacher education, and the possible rewards for professors in periodically re-experiencing teaching in the field. (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 (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).