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ERIC Number: ED374114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Perspectives as a Framework for Strengthening Teacher Education. Draft.
Bennett, Christine
This presentation reports on the third phase of research associated with the Teacher as Decision Maker Program (TADMP), a graduate-level program for middle/secondary school certification at Indiana University. Seven teacher perspectives have emerged from the study of 86 individuals from the fields of science, English, foreign language, math, and social studies: (1) Scholar Psychologist; (2) Friendly Scholar; (3) Inculcator; (4) Facilitator of Thinking; (5) Friendly Pedagogue; (6) Empowerer, and (7) Nurturer. The latest research explores the utility of these teacher perspectives as a tool for strengthening self-reflection on teaching among TADMP students. The paper describes and analyzes the impact of four interventions based on the perspectives: (1) initial reflections; (2) choosing a center and gaining confidence; (3) reflecting back on perspectives and teaching; and (4) confirming and infirming perspectives with peers. Results indicate that the seven perspectives are a means to initiate self-reflection and to develop the art of paying attention as a way of nurturing reflective practice. A bibliography, three versions of a questionnaire titled "Teacher Perspectives as a Guide for Self Reflection on Teaching," and techniques used to study students' teaching perspectives are included. Contains 25 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Proffitt Endowment, Bloomington, IN.
Authoring Institution: N/A