ERIC Number: ED296008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Effects of Research Perspective on Analysis and Presentation of Interviews.
Trumbull, Deborah J.; Kerr, Patricia
The process of studying different orientations to teaching introductory biology through interviews designed to elicit teachers' beliefs was analyzed. College teaching assistants were questioned about their beliefs. Interviews were analyzed in terms of teaching, learning, curriculum, and "governance." Each teacher identified most strongly as student, teacher, or researcher; and the role most strongly felt had a pervasive influence over many of their conceptions. The approaches of the two researchers and their reactions were detailed, not to generalize about the beliefs held, but to provide a way to make interview data more meaningful. The analysis eventually will be tested by determining how it can help pre-service teachers become more aware of issues in their own education. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).