ERIC Number: EJ833536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
The Legal Preparedness of Preservice Teachers
Wagner, Philip H.
Action in Teacher Education, v30 n2 p4-14 Sum 2008
The legal preparedness of preservice teachers has a longstanding history that consists of nonempirical findings and published research, including dissertations. This slowly evolving body of literature and research has been clouded by unsubstantiated claims and studies of weak research design. This article attempts to unravel the literature from valid research that started in the 1960s when initial preservice teacher studies largely focused on legal knowledge. Later in the 20th century, the emphasis expanded beyond teacher knowledge and shifted to the importance of preservice preparation. Contemporary research and literature continue to emphasize knowledge and preparation but have added the perceptions of preservice educators, the resultant attitude and behavior changes based on such perceptions, and the areas of education law to be included in teacher preparation programs.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Responsibility, Legal Responsibility, Research Design, Doctoral Dissertations
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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