ERIC Number: ED298096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
"Many Moons": Understanding Teacher Learning from a Teacher Education Perspective. Issue Paper 88-5.
McDiarmid, G. Williamson; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg
The Teacher Education and Learning to Teach Study of the National Center for Research on Teacher Education combines case studies of teacher education programs with longitudinal studies of teacher learning. In this paper, the development of the theoretical framework on which instrumentation for the longitudinal study is based is discussed. Organized around four commonplaces of knowledge central to teaching--subject matter knowledge, teaching and learning, pupils, and context--the framework grounds researchers' efforts to learn how teachers and prospective teachers weave together different kinds of considerations in teaching mathematics and writing to diverse learners. Strategies developed include a questionnaire, interviews, and an observation guide. The paper describe how these instruments were designed to be accessible to respondents with different views of good teaching. The paper concludes by setting the longitudinal component of the study in the broader context of the overall research mission and agenda. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, MI 48824-1034 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.