Using a Participant Pool to Gather Data in a Teacher Education Program: The Course of One School’s Efforts

  • Peter D. Wiens University of Virginia


One university’s teacher education department created a Participant Data Pool (PDP) to collect and manage certain types of data on teacher education students. The PDP requires teacher education students to participate in research activities or complete alternative activities. A decade since the inception of the PDP, this paper examines the success of implementation and describes the measures and procedures employed by the university. Lessons learned from the university’s experience with the PDP are discussed.

Author Biography

Peter D. Wiens, University of Virginia
Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction