ERIC Number: ED204715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Theory to Practice: How Does It Work in Real Classrooms?
Duffy, Gerald G.
To clarify the interaction between elementary school teachers' theoretical orientations of reading and their classroom practices, this paper reviews the literature concerning theory-to-practice research. The studies are arranged into four categories: (1) teachers' conceptions of reading, (2) teacher planning, (3) teacher decision making, and (4) classroom reading practices. The paper discusses two findings from the review--one regarding the complexities of teaching and the other concerning the apparent absence of reading instruction in the classroom. It then suggests implications of the findings for teacher educators and for researchers. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).