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Houston, W. Robert

Works: 83 works in 187 publications in 2 languages and 5,370 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Case studies  Juvenile works  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, ed
Classifications: LB1715, 370.71072073
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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 905 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 )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competency-based teacher education: progress, problems, and prospects by W. Robert Houston( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 509 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 437 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 335 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 297 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 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 219 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 )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 173 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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touch the future--teach!( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 115 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 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 82 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 Research and Evaluation National Conference on Competency Assessment( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 81 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 57 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 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three views of competency-based teacher education: II University of Houston by W. Robert Houston( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the competency-based teacher education (cbte) program at the University of Houston is provided through a "walking tour" of its facilities and a presentation of the program rationale and design. Part 1 presents sketches of brief scenes in the college of education and an elementary school where students complete their field experiences. Part 2 consists of the rationale and design of the program, which is based on five assumptions, namely, that (a) the teacher is a liberally educated person with a broad background in his teaching field; (b) the teacher reflects in his actions that he is a student of human behavior; (c) the teacher makes decisions on a rational basis; (d) the teacher employs a wide variety of appropriate communication and instructional strategies; and (e) the teacher exhibits behavior that reflects professionalism. The 16 major areas of competency generated from these assumptions are described. The cbte program at Houston is wrestling with the problem of evaluating attainment of competency, but it is indicated that assessment does occur in the normal course of instruction. (Hmd)
A guide to competency based teacher education by Wilford A Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of research on teacher education
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Houston, Robert.

Houston, Robert 1928-

Houston, Robert W.

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