ERIC Number: ED370944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation in Teacher Education: A Review of Recent Literature = L'Innovation dans la formation du personnel enseignant: Etude de textes recents.
Thiessen, Dennis; And Others
Innovation has become common fare in all phases (preservice, induction, inservice) of the teacher education continuum. This review of the literature looks at innovative practices since 1987. Six chapters elaborate on innovations in teacher education from different vantage points. The first chapter includes a rationale for the review and summarizes review findings. Chapter 2, "Trends and Themes," situates innovations within the context of educational reform and introduces key innovative themes (collaboration, integration, reflection, experience, and inquiry). Chapter 3, "Innovations by Teachers and in Schools," presents a framework which groups innovations by personal or social form, structure, source, and participant involvement. "Innovations for Teachers Within/Across Organizations," the topic of chapter 4, highlights organizational initiatives introduced to support teacher development. Chapter 5, "Towards a Fundamental Purpose for Innovations," examines different levels of purpose (functional, structural, and visionary). The final chapter, "Present and Future Directions," offers a speculative analysis of innovative trends and possibilities. Appendix A provides references by the continuum (preservice, induction, inservice, and across the continuum); Appendix B provides references on innovations by teachers and in schools (individual, pair and group approaches); Appendix C provides references on innovations for teachers and within/across organizations (support systems, centres, partnerships). (LL)
Descriptors: Action Research, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Literature Reviews, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Secondary School Teachers
MGS Publications Services, 880 Bay Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (French version ISBN-0-7778-0185-X).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, Toronto.