This book focuses on the development and utilization of a conceptual framework in teacher preparation programs, in particular those seeking national accreditation. The book's aim is to show that a conceptual framework may act, as Goddlad said, "as the stimulation of an ethos- a system or framework within which continuous motivation, renewal and rebirth can occur." The Development of a Conceptual Framework should contribute to helping teacher education units fashion a coherent perspective in their operations by being able, through a conceptual framework, to relate the unit parts into a coherent pattern or whole.
Erskine S. Dottin is Professor of Educational Policy Analysis at Florida International University.
Chapter 1 Dedication Chapter 2 Contents Chapter 3 Foreword Chapter 4 Preface Chapter 5 Acknowledgements Chapter 6 Introduction Chapter 7 Conceptual Framework: Definitional Considerations Chapter 8 The Call for a Conceptual Framework in National Accreditation Chapter 9 Building a Conceptual Framework Chapter 10 Putting it All in Place: A Working Framework Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Author Biographical Sketch