ERIC Number: ED044478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Do Teachers Make a Difference: A Report on Recent Research on Pupil Achievement.
Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
This collection of essays concerning recent research on pupil achievement focuses on the role of teachers. The papers served as the basis of discussions during a day-long conference in February, 1970, at the Office of Education. Topics included models of school effectiveness, teacher quality, teacher attitudes, and policy implications. While the state of research on the effects of teachers on pupil achievement is considered still primitive, a few tentative indicators are held to be emerging. From the papers in this collection, one is led to believe that schools can and do make a difference in the development of youth. Beyond this, it is thought that teachers are the single most important element in the school. The public policy implication is that more available resources must be devoted to the development of methods for recruiting, preparing, and utilizing quality educational personnel. It is held that the fact that great numbers of children are not learning to read and are not receiving other basic tools essential for productive living demands that ways to make teachers, administrators, and all educational personnel more effective be found. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, School Effectiveness, School Organization, School Personnel, School Role, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Motivation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog no. HE-5.258:58042, $0.75)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.