ERIC Number: ED303426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education and Learning To Teach: A Research Agenda. Issue Paper 88-7.
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.
This paper reports on the activities of the National Center for Teacher Education, which is examining what teachers are taught and what they learn in different kinds of teacher education programs. The Center's work combines case studies of different teacher education programs with longitudinal studies of participants' learning. Putting together data about the purposes, character, and quality of programs with data about how teachers and prospective teachers' ideas and practices change over time enables the Center to address the central research question: What do teacher education programs contribute to teachers' learning? This paper describes how the Center is exploring that question and what may be learned from the investigation. A discussion is presented on how the key terms in the research question are conceptualized and a description is given of data collection strategies. Some of the contributions and limitations of the Center's research are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Teacher Education Programs
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($3.00).
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.