ERIC Number: ED244436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Decision-Making Practices of Teachers of Learning Disabled Students.
Potter, Margaret L.
Program planning and implementation surveys were completed by 128 teachers of learning disabled students in 42 states. Seven research questions relating to the relationship between teacher or student characteristics and decision behavior were addressed through chi-square analyses or one-way analyses of variance. It was found that the types of information used in making decisions were differentially related to the kinds of decisions made. Except for the finding that teachers who relied on test-based information in ongoing evaluations were more likely to make program changes than were teachers who used observational information, no relationships were found between teacher characteristics and specific decisions or factors influencing decisions. Likewise, specific student characteristics were not found to be useful predictors of decision behavior. Implications for judging effective teaching and increasing effectiveness are discussed. Appended are a program planning and implementation survey and a section on categorization of data. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.