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ERIC Number: EJ941562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
The Role of Teaching in the Preparation of Future Faculty
Silverman, Stephen
Quest, v55 n1 p72-81 Feb 2003
This paper addresses the role of teaching in the preparation of future faculty members. I begin by discussing that graduate students and future faculty do not feel most TA experiences prepare them for the demands of college teaching. Graduate students, as well as other teachers, need various knowledge and skills to be successful, and Shulman's (1987) model of knowledge and teaching is presented to frame the discussion. Three strategies for helping students develop teaching skills are discussed--courses, practica, and mentoring. This is followed by my report of an informal survey of what steps departments are taking to help future faculty become teachers. There is great variability among departments, and there are a number of issues to address in implementing strategies to help graduate students become university teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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