ERIC Number: ED175855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Three Studies of Teacher Planning. Research Series No. 55.
Clark, Christopher M.; Yinger, Robert J.
Three studies on teacher planning procedures are described and synthesized--a survey, a laboratory study, and a series of case studies. The primary goal of this research was to determine how teachers plan classroom activities, why they plan in certain ways, and what is the relationship between teacher planning and teaching effectiveness. A survey of teacher planning practices was conducted to find out how teachers in general view the process of planning. Teachers described the various kinds of planning they engage in, factors that affect their planning, and the reasons for which they engage in planning at various levels. In the laboratory study of teacher planning, the ways in which teacher judgment is used to select teaching activities was investigated. In a field study of teacher planning, case studies were made to trace the entire process of planning from inception, through elaboration and adaptation of the plan to fit a particular class, to implementation of the plan, and, finally, evaluation of the entire process. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Identifiers: Teacher Planning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)