ERIC Number: ED270412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Teacher Education: The Professor's Point of View.
This study explored the experiences of six professors of education from three Canadian faculties of education. The two men and four women studied ranged in academic rank from lecturer to full professor and differed in university teaching experience from a few months to over 20 years. Areas of specialization and department affiliation included early childhood education, educational foundations, elementary education, social studies, reading and language arts, and secondary education. Information on the professors' teaching experiences was obtained through extensive open-ended interviews, university classroom observations, journal writing, and the examination of course syllabi and other written documents. Findings are presented in the form of stories and reflections, as told by the professors. Through careful analysis of the findings, a profile is presented of the teacher educator, with teacher education emerging as a generative mode of being, and as a primary way in which teacher educators search for meaning and confirmation in their own lives. (CB)
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 (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).