ERIC Number: ED266099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Teacher Perspectives: Final Report.
Tabachnick, B. Robert; Zeichner, Kenneth M.
This longitudinal study of the development of perspectives toward teaching consists of three major phases: (1) an examination of the impact of the student teaching experience on the development of teacher perspectives; (2) an examination of the continuing development of teacher perspectives during the first year of teaching; and (3) further exploration of several theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of teacher socialization which emerged during the first two phases of the study. In phase one of the study, the perspectives of 13 student teachers were examined and documented during their 15-week student teaching experience. During the second phase of the study, four of the original group were followed into their first year of teaching. Phase three explored several theoretical, methodological, and policy related issues that arose during the course of the study. The final report is organized to correspond to the three major phases of the study and their implications for policy, research, and practice. Four papers which address methodological and theoretical issues in studying the development of teacher perspectives are included. The final section contains an analysis of the implications of the entire project for policy, practice, and research in teacher education and schools. The appendices include the Teacher Belief Inventory used in the study, case studies of the four beginning teachers, and statements on the dilemmas of teaching. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.