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Russell, Tom – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1998
Explores the epistemological shift embedded in one preservice program that puts extended teaching experience first in the process of learning to teach. Emphasizes the role and power of experience in learning to teach. It responds to Jones's paper on the 10 dichotomies in teacher education (SP 527 128), relating them to the notion of early teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs
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Russell, Tom – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1993
Illustrates how reflection-in-action contributes to the development of professional expertise and points to the need for new, more direct approaches to demonstrating the relationship between classroom experience and university courses. It argues that traditional teacher education practice lags behind in developing understanding of thought and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Russell, Tom – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1995
Presents one educator's efforts to renew himself as a professor of education by returning to the secondary physics classroom, taking his student teachers with him. The experience made him examine new perspectives on physics students, preservice physics teachers, school science teachers, experienced teachers turned graduate students, and teacher…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, High Schools, Higher Education
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Chin, Peter; Russell, Tom – Teacher Education Quarterly, 1996
Highlights the importance of teacher education that places preservice teachers in the classroom for extended time periods before they engage in education courses, demonstrating how a teaching approach that acknowledges and builds upon early experiences can have positive results when preservice teachers take ownership of their own professional…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Collegiality, Educational Change, Field Experience Programs