ERIC Number: ED272500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Case for Case Studies in Teacher Education.
Broudy, Harry S.
The key to the improvement of teacher education lies in the identification of a set of problems that legitimately can claim to be so generic and important that all who teach will be familiar with them. Such problems are what case studies portray. Case studies constitute the problemata of the professional curriculum. In the present state of scholarship in and about education a consensus of learned opinion on generic problems is difficult to find, even though the potential for it exists. For these reasons, it is promising to seek a basis for consensus in a standard set of problems, or more specifically, a vidiotape portrayal of such a set. This paper describes a project currently underway at the University of Illinois to develop a videotape portrayal of problems shared by all teachers. Teachers participating in the project identified ten generic problem areas: (1) low status; (2) low student motivation; (3) parent-school relationship; (4) problems with administration; (5) too many non-instructional duties; (6) lack of time; (7) disicpline; (8) tracking, labeling and standardized testing; (9) expectations to solve societal problems; and (10) lack of funding. The project is developing 15 case studies illustrating these problems to be put on videotape for general use in teacher education programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coalition of Teacher Education Programs.