ERIC Number: ED204292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Helping Teachers Use Research Findings: The Consumer-Validation Process.
Eaker, Robert E.; Huffman, James O.
A program stressing teacher involvement and classroom implementation of educational research findings is described. The program was designed to familiarize teachers with current findings, have them apply the findings in their classrooms, analyze their own teaching behavior, and critically evaluate the findings in terms of their applicability to the classroom. Elementary teachers from the Murfreesboro (Tennessee) elementary schools participated. Seminars were conducted on research findings in the areas of planning and organization of classroom activities, student time on task, classroom management, and affective teaching skills. Following the seminars, teachers implemented the research findings in their classrooms. They were helped in a collegial way by researchers and also shared and discussed their experiences with other teachers. This report includes lists of specific activities and suggestions developed by the teachers for implementing research findings in the areas discussed in the seminars. The program created a partnership between the researcher and the teacher that was practical, professionally healthy, and realistic. (JD)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Affective Behavior, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Educational Researchers, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Implementation, Research Utilization, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Participation, Teaching Skills
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.