ERIC Number: ED264173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
A Hindsight Analysis of the National Agenda for Teacher Education Research for the 1980's. R&D Report No. 3193.
Hall, Gene E.
A review is presented of the process and agenda that were developed for research in teacher education for the first half of the 1980's. The purposes of the agenda building effort are discussed and descriptions are offered of activities that took place and some of the results of the project. In discussing the overall conceptual framework which was developed to guide the 18 month agenda building process, it is pointed out that emphasis was placed upon viewing teacher education as occurring across a professional continuum as it is experienced by teachers, rather than disjointedly as it is organized institutionally. This continuum consists of preservice training and preparation, induction, and inservice education. Examples are given of teacher education topic areas in which research has been conducted, or further research is needed: (1) content of preservice education, induction, and inservice teacher education; (2) design and delivery of preservice, induction, and inservice teacher education; (3) collaboration of delivery systems; (4) social, political, economic, and cultural contexts of teacher education; (5) strategies and limitations of research for contributing to the development, design, and evaluation of the teacher education continuum; (6) present research perceptions of teachers and teacher educators as learners; and (7) how research findings can be shared and disseminated. Some recommendations are made for further research needs, and some predictions are offered of possible changes in the field of teacher education and schooling. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 26, 1984).