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ERIC Number: ED446115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Identification of Critical Teaching Abilities.
Laut, John
An effort was made to identify a taxonomy of critical teaching skills to be used in teacher education. A systematic search was undertaken involving a search of the pertinent literature, a categorical listing of skills, the development of criteria for the identification of critical skills, and listing the critical skills necessary for teacher preparation. After the literature search, 132 skills were identified and listed as "pre-active,""interactive," and "post-active." Six screening criteria were established to ensure that the item fit the requirements of a teaching skill and was supported by research. Of the 132 skills, 115 were rejected, usually because the "skill" did not represent an acquired aptitude that could be integrated into teaching through practice and had no generally accepted definition. One appendix lists these skills, and the other defines the identified teaching abilities. A list of questions related to critical abilities of teaching needed for pre-service teacher education is attached. (Contains 102 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A