ERIC Number: ED320854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
What Are They Trying To Do? Perspectives on Teacher Educators' Purposes. Research Report 89-6.
Floden, Robert E.; And Others
Teacher educators from the preservice programs in the Teacher Education and Learning to Teach Study were interviewed about the purposes of their methods courses, using an interview schedule constructed around individual course syllabi. The respondents seem to have complex, hazy, and perhaps unconscious purposes for these courses. Many of the courses include many diverse activities that go beyond the purpose teacher educators described in the interviews. Subject matter figures prominently in these purposes, but little attention is given to these subject matters as active fields of inquiry. The interview generated informative responses about specific purposes for course content but was not successful in providing information about the prior influences on those purposes. (Author)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Higher Education, Interviews, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48814-1034 ($4.75).
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.