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Teaching Metaphor: Teacher as Farmer
Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Can't, Go into Some Less Significant Line of Work. Monograph (1992)
  • Ellen N Junn
Abstract
Much of what teachers know about how to teach and how to conceptualize specific academic content is learned from their undergraduate professors. In 1990, California State University, Fullerton, received a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Project Teach, to improve the quality of instruction which prospective elementary school teachers experience in undergraduate academic coursework. Project Teach has engaged junior and senior faculty from three schools at the University (Human Development and Community Service, Humanities and Social Science, and Natural Science and Mathematics) in a discussion of effective teaching and of the relationship of their own teaching to the preparation of teachers. In this monograph, participants representing such diverse fields as child development, elementary education, health, physical education and recreation, psychology, English, political science, linguistics, anthropology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology explain their views of the teaching process through the use of metaphors and describe teaching strategies found to be effective in their own classes.
Keywords
  • teaching,
  • metaphor,
  • Farmer
Publication Date
August, 1992
Editor
C.P. Barnes & K. Goodhue-McWilliams
Publisher
FIPSE: Project Teach, Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education
Citation Information
Ellen N Junn. "Teaching Metaphor: Teacher as Farmer" Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Can't, Go into Some Less Significant Line of Work. Monograph Vol. Record # ED352352 (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ellen_junn/30/