ERIC Number: ED275644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of Teacher Thinking Research as Curriculum Deliberation. Occasional Paper No. 107.
Zeuli, John S.; Buchmann, Margret
Drawing on philosophy, curriculum theory, and studies of teacher education, this paper aims to reconstruct the implementation question in teacher thinking research. To exemplify the argument and show what is entailed in curriculum deliberation for teaching teachers, the paper examines a particular study of teacher thinking, Dan C. Lortie's "Schoolteacher," and a specific occasion for educating teachers, the "social foundations" course that is a part of American teacher preparation. Through a combination of philosophical and case analysis the paper aims to demonstrate that curriculum questions in teacher education are problems of practice, that is, of principled thought involving particulars, as opposed to technical application of research or unreflective reliance on tradition. Hence this paper serves to clarify the meaning of professional action in teaching teachers. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Utilization, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Role
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.