ERIC Number: ED395916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Teachers' Understanding of Educational Research in a Master's Level Research Course. Research Report 95-5.
Tiezzi, Linda J.; Zeuli, John S.
Researchers and teacher educators who study teacher learning have examined how teachers' beliefs influence their thinking about teaching, learning, and subject matter. Paying attention to these beliefs has become an essential feature of studies and programs designed to help teachers understand research. This study takes the emphasis on teachers' beliefs a step further by focusing on teachers' beliefs about educational research. The study outlines the diverse beliefs about research teachers have and illustrates how these beliefs play a role in the ways teachers respond to research. The study also describes a Master's level course designed to introduce teachers to research, and charts longitudinal changes in teachers' beliefs through their participation in the course. The study suggests that a carefully constructed Master's course can contribute to changing teachers' beliefs about research and can help teachers consider research as one viable way that they can learn from and think about their teaching. (Contains 31 references.) (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Education Courses, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Educators, Teacher Researchers
National Center for Research on Teacher Learning, 116 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($6.74).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning, East Lansing, MI.