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Zimmerman, Belinda S.; Morgan, Denise N.; Kidder-Brown, Melanie K. – Action in Teacher Education, 2014
This study examined a writing methods course for early childhood preservice teachers (PSTs). Addressing the concerns for the teaching of writing, the course sought to engage PSTs in learning designed to create cognitive shifts concerning their perceptions about writing. The goal of the study was to analyze how a writing methods course mediated…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Writing Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Tracy, Saundra J; And Others – Action in Teacher Education, 1988
A survey of 1,066 teachers, administrators and school board members suggests these "stakeholders" prefer the teacher education programs already in place; feel teachers should be selected from the top 75 percent of college graduates, paid more, supervised (at school district expense) their first year, and teach only their major field.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
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Landers, Mary F.; And Others – Action in Teacher Education, 1990
Study examined perceptions of interdisciplinary collaboration (IDC) within 12 Ohio institutions of higher education (IHEs) that prepare educational personnel. Faculty/administrator questionnaires regarding IDC indicated IHEs are not prepared to model IDC; funding for IDC must be external; IHEs must penetrate perceptions about various disciplines;…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Faculty, Collegiality, Educational Change