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ERIC Number: ED269349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
Are Methods of Enhancing Creativity Being Taught in Teacher Education Programs as Perceived by Teacher Educators and Student Teachers?
Mack, Richard Wayne
A study tested the general proposition that, although professors of education courses possess knowledge concerning the concepts of creativity, little of that knowledge is passed on to undergraduate students. Ten colleges and universities in Washington and Idaho with teacher education programs were selected for the study. A total of 62 teacher educators and 388 student teachers were polled by questionnaires. Results indicated that both teacher educators and student teachers thought that enhancing creativity in children was an important topic to include in teacher education programs. However, both groups felt that it was not being taught to any great extent in the programs. Although many of the teacher educators rated their own teaching styles as being more divergent than convergent in nature, many of the student teachers indicated that no classes they had taken had been taught in a creative manner. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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