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ERIC Number: ED377153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-4
Pages: 33
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Teacher Development Path Patterns in the Management Domain.
Butcher, Jude
This study of student teacher development path patterns in the management domain presents five management schema types and examples of different development path patterns. Cross-sectional data were obtained from 102 participants across years 1 to 3 of preservice teacher education and from expert classroom managers. Longitudinal data were obtained from 147 participants who were studied across more than one occasion. The five management schema types identified include: source and controller of events; a belief in order but little knowledge about how to achieve it; commitment to obtain learning, with variability in strategy; a facilitative strategy replacing directiveness; and flexible adaptation of strategies to contexts. The study found that student teachers' development path patterns are nonlinear in direction and variable in pace. Development involved moving towards greater congruence within the schema aspects and knowledge forms, and between schema and behavior. Two case studies illustrate contrasting development path patterns. The case studies focus upon the development of teachers' management schemata and its separation from other domains, the changes in knowledge (declarative and procedural) and its organization and application, and influences on the development of the schemata. An appendix summarizes the schema types as they relate to forms of knowledge and teacher efficacy levels. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia