ERIC Number: ED444995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Preparing Teachers for Curriculum Integration: A Study of Prospective Teachers.
Dohrer, Timothy A.
This article presents the results of a study examining the impact of curriculum integration on prospective teachers. Utilizing a qualitative and phenomenological approach, the study follows a group of secondary education students through an entire semester course that employs curriculum integration. Intensive focus group transcripts and student journals allow the students' own voices to speak for their perceptions of the course and its impact on their preparation as secondary education teachers. The essay identifies the successful elements of the course and the areas of concern for use by other teacher educators attempting curriculum integration. In the final analysis, the students agree that the use of curriculum integration in this course was a better preparation for teaching than traditional curricula and also prepared them for teaching integration themselves later in their professional careers. (Contains 18 references and the course syllabus.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).