ERIC Number: ED265145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-3
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Professional Knowledge: A Study of Metaphor.
This paper reports on a continuing research project on metaphor in the language of teachers, and describes the ways in which an academic mainframe computer is being used in this research. Because the substance of the research and the computing procedures used are closely related, they are not readily separated. Following early sections dealing with the objectives of the research, its theoretical bases, and the data itself, the paper is divided into the following sections: "Method I," which contains an overview of the mainframe system and of the editing system-product used in the research, and which describes such matters as data entry, file identification, and the initial searching of the data; "The Metaphor: Lesson as a Moving Object," which describes one metaphorical figure recurring in the data of the first teacher, and how this figure relates to other figures: "Method II," which introduces further computer techniques for locating other metaphorical figures in the data; and "The Ontological Metaphors," which describes a set of major figures in the data of the first teacher. Two further sections offer comparisons of "Lesson as a Moving Object" and "The Ontologicial Metaphors" as they appear in the data of a second teacher. The paper concludes with an account of the limitations and significance of the current work and plans for the continuation of the research. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).