ERIC Number: EJ719437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 27
Autonomy and Accountability of Teacher-Educator Researchers at a College of Education in Israel
Katz, Eva; Coleman, Marianne
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v42 n1 p5-13 Feb 2005
This paper describes a study of the extent of teacher-educators' engagement in research and their attitudes and beliefs towards academic autonomy and accountability, in relation to research. The findings from a survey questionnaire and a set of unstructured interviews indicate that at most 25% of faculty at the college are involved in research. It was found that the more respondents are engaged in research and the more highly qualified they are, the more they are likely to expect to be regarded as autonomous professionals. Furthermore, the accountability of teacher-educator researchers tends to be directed by norms, codes of practice and sets of values that are professionally imposed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Accountability, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Educators, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Tenure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel