Democratic Teacher Education: Programs, Processes, Problems, by John M. Novak

By John M. Novak

This booklet captures the spirit, richness, and variety of democratic instructor educators as they placed their principles into perform in inventive and protracted methods. utilizing a various crew of democratic academic tasks from all through North the US, this quantity faucets into different methods instructor educators from huge nation associations, small rural faculties, city inner most universities, new educational courses, specific instructor improvement facilities, and public voluntary citizen businesses are operating to create the assets and possibilities for lecturers to strengthen the abilities and self belief essential to advertise sustained democratic methods.

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What was it like," she asked. "Oh, I don't know," he replied. "Come on, Jason," she prodded. " He hesitated and tried to recall. " She was exasperated. " He took his time and thought. " Sarah was disappointed. "Yup," he said defensively and then was quiet. Jason's best friends were in danger of being shipped to the Persian Gulf. His mother was studying Channel One and spoke of it frequently at the dinner table. Whatever learning theory one selects to describe Jason's preparation to view and recall Channel One, he was Page 2 ready.

Case-study methods were used to approach an answer to this question. Case-study methods include interviews, observations, and document reviews in order to provide a detailed picture of a setting under investigation. This case study used those methods over a seven-month period to discover a picture, from one point of view, of what one such school is all about. Twenty teacher interviews, group interviews with ten classes of students, several individual student interviews, and repeated interviews with the principal, superintendent, district technical coordinator, and the building-level Learning Center director were conducted.

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