WorldCat Identities

Houston, W. Robert

Works: 89 works in 201 publications in 2 languages and 6,045 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Case studies  Juvenile works  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, ed
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by W. Robert Houston
Handbook of research on teacher education by Association of Teacher Educators( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a definitive guide to what is known about the preparation of teachers, induction into the tasks of teaching, and career teacher development. It is designed for educators responsible for preservice teacher education and inservice staff development. The articles are organized in nine sections under the following heads: (1) Teacher Education as a Field of Inquiry; (2) Governance of Teacher Education; (3) Contexts and Models of Teacher Education; (4) Participants in Teacher Education; (5) Curriculum of Teacher Education; (6) Processes of Teacher Education; (7) Evaluation and Dissemination; (8) Teacher Education in the Curricular Areas; and (9) Broadened Perspectives of Teacher Education. The book analyzes the knowledge base undergirding teacher education; examines unique approaches in 11 disciplines; explores research methodology and philosophical inquiry, and historical studies; and suggests areas for future research. (Jd)
Encouraging reflective practice in education : an analysis of issues and programs( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring competency based education by W. Robert Houston( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, which is divided into five parts, is a compilation of literature on Competency Based Education (cbe). Analytical examinations are presented by advocates and critics in the field. Part 1, entitled "The Essence of the Approach," explores the basic meaning of cbe giving several definitions, tracing its psychological and theoretical bases, speculating on several misconceptions about the movement, and examining individualized and humanized education. Part 2, entitled "Critics' and Advocates' Appraisal," evaluates basic concepts of cbe. Part 3, entitled "Models for Competency Identification," describes several models for identifying competency, including a process from alternative models of teaching, a model of professionalism, and a task analysis of teaching and the judgments of classroom teachers and supervisors in specifying competencies. Part 4, entitled "Competency Evaluation," considers the basic dimensions of assessment and evaluation for student achievement and program effectiveness. Part 5 entitled "Changing American Education," examines fundamental notions of the institutional process change. (A 700-item bibliography is included.) (Editor/PD)
Competency-based teacher education: progress, problems, and prospects by W. Robert Houston( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an outgrowth of the 1971 conference on competency-based teacher education at the University of Houston. The authors deal with topics which concern the conference participants. The topics include a) change and challenge in teacher education, b) explicit objectives, c) curriculum design, d) evaluation of teaching behavior, e) consortia, f) implementation of teacher education programs, g) certification, and h) national priorities and commitments. Reference notes follow each topics. (Brb)
Elementary education in the seventies; implications for theory and practice by William W Joyce( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquiring competencies to teach mathematics in elementary schools by Loye Yvorne Hollis( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adult learners : a research study by Theodore E Andrews( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Swedish and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional growth through student teaching by W. Robert Houston( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staff development & educational change by W. Robert Houston( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of this volume are directed to designers and managers of staff development programs. It is designed to provide a systemic consideration of all factors involved, including the long-range goals of staff development, the behaviors of the people involved, the interface of existing organizational structures, and the mechanisms for program planning and development. The potential for systemic educational programs is described, models of programs are presented, and implications for teacher education are discussed. The dimensions of educational systems and change are outlined in the first two chapters. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on changing people. The attitudes, aptitudes, perspectives, and values of the professional staff to be trained, the trainers of the staff, and the community as a composite of individuals, are considered as interacting elements in the change process. The fifth and sixth chapters examine inservice education from the communication/organizational perspective. The structures for staff development programs are described in rural and urban setings. The last section considers programs and their development. Emphasis is placed on the importance of needs assessment in developing an inservice program. An approach to planning that has proved effective in a number of workshops is provided. (Jd)
The new elementary school curriculum( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors present a clear overview of elementary schools in the early Seventies. First, students are introduced to the thoughts of some of the men from Rousseau onward who have influenced the ideas surrounding education. Next, a series of seven chapters dealing sequentially with the major areas of the curriculum: the subject's organization and background are followed by a contemporary content trend, and suggestions for current innovations in methodology. The suggestions on classroom management and pupil behavior are unusually good and might be re-read periodically by practicing teachers. The role of established ground rules for classroom and school in promoting pupil safety, in managing groups, and in facilitating learning are likewise thoroughly explored
Mirrors of excellence : reflections for teacher education from training programs in ten corporations and agencies by W. Robert Houston( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten separate articles reviewing the training programs operated by 10 corporations and agencies are collected in this booklet. The articles describe the programs and assess their implications for teacher education. An introduction and a summary of the implications complete the document. The titles and authors of the articles are "Introduction: Corporate Training in Perspective," by W. Robert Houston; "Arthur Andersen & Co., Societe Cooperative: Implications from a Big-Eight Accounting Firm," by David M. Byrd, Sharon A. Shrock, and Oliver W. Cummings; "Promoting High Standards Through Training in M.D. Anderson Hospital Division of Nursing," by Hersholt C. Waxman; "Attention to Detail Characterizes Training at the Boeing Company," by Theodore E. Andrews; "Knowledge, Physical Ability, and Integrity Through Training in the Border Patrol," by Robert E. Wright; "The Disney Approach to People Management and Training," by Fanchon F. Funk, Deede Sharpe, and Mildred M. Usher; "Training Programs for Current and Laid-Off Workers at General Motors," by Glenora Irwin Andresen; "Becoming a Sales Representative for Harris-Lanier Thought Processing Division," by Renee Tipton Clift; "Monday Night Motivation at Mary Kay Cosmetics," by Douglas M. Brooks and Kathy Bristow; "Motorola: Multiple Training Programs for Worldwide Microelectronics Manufacturing," by Elizabeth S. Manera; "Southern Company Services, Inc: Successful Employee Development," by Janet Towslee Collier; and "Congruency Between Purpose and Practice in Education," by W. Robert Houston and Billy G. Dixon. Among the conclusions drawn are that (1) administrators should understand and be capable of performing the roles of those under them, and should occasionally perform those roles; (2) new personnel should receive careful supervision and training in the procedures of the organization; (3) operational units should be given responsibility for and held accountable for their own specific functions; (4) an effort should be made to draw personnel into the organizational culture and obtain their commitment to it; (5) personnel should be kept well informaed of developments affecting the organization; (6) continued professional development is essential; (7) opportunities for career growth should be made available; and (8) the motivation of personnel is very important. (Pgd)
Emerging professional roles for teacher educators by Karl Louis Massanari( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging professional roles for teacher educators are examined by three educators from three different viewpoints, and a critique of the positions developed is undertaken by a spokesman for the teacher organization viewpoint of professional development. Karl Massanari examines the changes currently affecting the education of teachers--social, political, and those within education and teacher education. From this discussion, the basis is laid for proposals responding to these changes. William Drummond explores the current situation in colleges and universities, examines internal problems in these institutions, and discusses sixteen potential roles for the college-based teacher educator. W. Robert Houston develops the major thesis that social and educational developments call for new professional roles in teacher education. Roles of those persons responsible for staff development are explored, and on the basis of past and present practices, nine theses suggesting future practices for school based staff development are presented. In summarizing the contextual conditions determining new and modified roles for teacher educators, Massanari examines the characteristics of the arena in which educational professional development takes place and calls attention to underlying issues that will eventually determine what new roles will be created and supported. In his summary critique, Roy Edelfelt reacts to the contributions of each of the preceding writers and argues that the separate efforts of schools and colleges need not be in contest, that there is more work to be done in pre- and inservice education than all college- and school-based educators can handle, and that the problem lies in developing programs and approaches that satisfy practitioner needs. (Mjb)
Sir Isaac Newton : Scientist-mathematician by W. Robert Houston( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grades 3-5
Improving mathematics education for elementary school teachers; a conference report by W. Robert Houston( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touch the future--teach!( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies and resources for developing a competency-based teacher education program by W. Robert Houston( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources for performance-based education by W. Robert Houston( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents annotations of resources on performance-based teacher education. The materials, produced after 1967, include films, slide/tapes, modules, programmed texts, and multimedia kits for training pre- and in-service educational personnel. The materials are indexed according to both competency categories and key words, descriptions, academic subject areas, and names of the series. Each annotation lists the name of the resource, author or developer, distributor code, level of school program in which educational personnel would work, audience, and cost. The objectives of the annotation focus on either the purpose of the material or audience behavior. The description of the resource includes an outline, an identification of the materials, delineation of special requirements, and an estimated time for completion. The evaluation describes the assessment procedures for learners and any completed studies of the effectiveness of the resource. Names, addresses, and codes for the distributors are also listed. (Brb)
Competency assessment, research, and evaluation : a report of a national conference, University of Houston, March 12-15, 1974 by W. Robert Houston( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a compilation of papers that consider the current state of the art of competency/performance-based teacher education. Organized into six parts, the first part of this book reports three frames for conceptualizing research in competency-based education. The keynote address outlines five major areas for research: assessment of professional competency, program effectiveness, effectiveness of instructional strategies, social context, and institutional change. Parts two through five focus on these areas of research. (Editor/PD)
Resources for performance based education, supplement A by W. Robert Houston( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is a supplement to the annotated bibliography "Resources for Performance-Based Education," published by the New York State Education Department (ed 076 555). The supplement adds new instructional modules, films, slide/tapes, programmed materials, video tapes, and other nontextbook materials useful for supporting performance-based teacher education programs. These instructional materials are indexed two ways, by a competency subject classification and by general headings. The subject classification, aimed at teachers, employs seven broad headings and five to eight subheadings. The general index lists the items according to key words, academic subject areas, and series names. The information given includes name of the instructional material, author or developer, distributor, cost of purchase or rental, audience, and grade level in which educational personnel would work. (Brb/ccm)
Assessing school, college, community needs( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.16 for Sir Isaac ... to 0.99 for Houston, R ...)

Handbook of research on teacher education
Alternative Names
Houston, Robert.

Houston, Robert 1928-

Houston, Robert W.

English (113)

Swedish (1)