ERIC Number: ED191844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
The Hidden World of Teaching: Implications of Research on Teacher Planning. Research Series No. 77.
Clark, Christopher M.; Yinger, Robert J.
Five research studies on teacher planning are reviewed to discover how basic descriptive research can inform the practice. Seven findings are discussed: (1) Planning is important to teachers and generally invisible to everyone else; (2) Planning differs in practice from traditional prescriptions for planning; (3) Planning during the first weeks of school has long range effects; (4) Teacher planning transforms curriculum into instruction; (5) Routines increase teacher efficiency and flexibility; (6) Communicating plans puts thought into action; and (7) Teacher reflection aids teacher development. (Author/CJ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Long Range Planning, Program Development, Research Utilization, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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: Research Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, 1980).