ERIC Number: ED057004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
How Teachers Make A Difference.
Mood, Alexander M.; And Others
The seven papers in this book were prepared as the bases of discussions at a BEPD-sponsored conference which dealt with the ways in which teachers can make a difference in education. The conference was a followup to one held a year earlier on the topic, "Do Teachers Make a Difference." The implications which can be drawn suggest the need to make American education more heterogeneous so that students can be offered a number of valid alternative choices. Teachers also need alternatives, as some function best in a structured setting while others perform more effectively with fewer constraints. Programs and the assignment of teachers must be tailored to the needs and aspirations of individual students, and teachers must be trained for this. The individual papers included are 1) "How Teachers Make a Difference," by Alexander M. Mood; 2) "The Difference Teachers Make," by Philip W. Jackson; 3) "A Tool-Development Strategy for Research on Teaching," by N. L. Gage; 4) "Structure and Teacher Performance: A Prologue to Systematic Research," by Dan C. Lortie; 5) "New Directions for Research on Teaching," by Barak Rosenshine; 6) "A National Coordinated Program of Research on Teaching Effectiveness," by Ned A. Flanders; and 7) "Learning Environments-or-Rooms for Thought," by Lawrence M. Stolurow. (MBM)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.