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The Reform of Teacher Education through Research: A Futile Quest


by Alan R. Tom 1980

Educational researchers cling to the goal of a science of education although this objective is unlikely. Research should focus on a conception of the teaching-learning process that confronts the full complexity of educational phenomena. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 1, 1980, p. 15-29
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 993, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 12:53:35 AM

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  • Alan Tom
    Wahington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    Alan R. Tom is associate professor of education at Washington University, St. Louis. Currently he is writing a book on teacher education. The theme of this article- that conventional social and behavioral research had little to offer teacher education- is one element of his critique of contemporary teacher education.
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