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Knowledge Base for the Beginning Teacher

reviewed by Samuel Totten & Michael J. Wavering - 1990

coverTitle: Knowledge Base for the Beginning Teacher
Author(s): Maynard C. Reynolds
Publisher: Pergamon Press, Oxford
ISBN: 0080367674, Pages: 305, Year: 1989
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In their ground-breaking text The Study of Teaching, Dunkin and Biddle noted that “research on teaching is as yet a young science . . . [and that] our dream is of an educational system whose procedures are governed by research and by theories that are empirically based.“1 Positing the question “What do we really know about teaching?” they answered, and not with a little chagrin, that “most of the questions they [those interested in teaching] will ask have yet to be studied at all, and much of the research on teaching conducted so far does not provide adequate answers.“2 A tremendous amount of progress in educational research has been made since Dunkin and Biddle’s observation. Some, in fact, claim that the progress is so great that the field of education is approaching a point where it may well move from what has largely been an enterprise predicated on conventional wisdom (or... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 1, 1990, p. 145-150
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 370, Date Accessed: 9/27/2020 5:09:56 AM

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