About the author: Dr. D. Antonio Cantu is Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has published numerous articles and books on history and social studies education, teacher beliefs, instructional technology, and pre-service teacher education. In addition to serving as President of the American Association for History and Computing, he is also Editor of the International Journal of Social Education.
2001 0-7734-7486-2 Provides greater understanding of the role of teacher beliefs in guiding or influencing classroom practice. It also provides researchers and educators with a framework for identifying those components that comprise a teacher’s belief system. It provides administrators, teacher educators and others engaged in classroom observation with an instrument for evaluating teacher practice in a more holistic manner than traditional methods. In addition this study provides a model for naturalistic inquiry which may be utilized with further teacher beliefs investigations, as well as other classroom based, ethnographic studies.