ERIC Number: ED459178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pioneer Mentoring in Teacher Preparation: From the Voices of Women Religious.
Keating, Kevina; Traviss, Mary Peter
This book includes the observations of educational leaders and classroom teachers within religious institutions recognized as pioneers in implementing a teacher preparation model that has prepared thousands of Catholic school teachers nationwide. It is based on a study that interviewed 60 women religious belonging to 12 religious institutions that had been founded to teach as their major work. The research focused on portraying the cumulative experiences of a model of teacher education that was operative between the 1920s and 1970s. Chapter 1, "Why Focus on Teacher Education?" discusses the need for educational reform through better prepared teachers. Chapter 2, "The Story of Teacher Preparation in Religious Institutes," reviews the design used by women teaching in religious institutions to accomplish their apostolic work. Chapter 3, "Memories of Teacher Education," describes memories of being prepared to teach, noting gains and losses of the newer educational programs. Chapter 4, "Characteristics of the Leaders," notes the principal characteristics of women responsible for shaping teacher education in their religious institutions. Chapter 5, "Adapting to Change," chronicles the challenges of dealing with major changes. Chapter 6, "The Legacy," addresses the legacy of the sister-teachers. Research data are appended. (Contains 85 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leaders, Leadership Qualities, Mentors, Nuns, Preservice Teacher Education, Religious Education, Teacher Characteristics, Women Faculty
North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc., P.O. Box 451, St. Cloud, MN 56302 ($23.95). Tel: 888-820-1636 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Francisco Univ., CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also sponsored by Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Printed by Versa Press, Inc., East Peoria, Illinois.