ERIC Number: ED175867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Matching Models as an Instructional Planning and Staff Development Strategy.
Gennari, Patricia A.
The relationship between teacher training procedures that emphasize matching teacher behaviors with students' cognitive styles is investigated. Also explored is the association between the teacher's initial stage of role acquisition and the selection of decision-making patterns for planning and implementing matching models instruction. The study was conducted over an eight-month period in a junior high school. Throughout this investigation, a number of conclusions concerning the relationship between specific instruction events and subsequent student outcomes were observed. It was found that teachers assumed characteristics of roles that evoked positive responses from students. The data implied that matching models increases teacher flexibility and improves students' outcomes. Matching teacher and student role models is suggested as an effective decision-making strategy for instructional planning. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)