ERIC Number: ED337452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Improving Instructional and Classroom Management Skills: Effects and Implications of a Staff Development Programme and Coaching for In-service Education.
Roelofs, Erik; And Others
This paper presents the results of a school improvement study (main field test) directed at schools with mixed-age classes in the context of inservice teacher education. A quasi-experimental treatment control group investigation was designed to test the effects of the staff development program "Dealing with Mixed-age Classes," and the effects of coaching in addition to the program. Based on pre-and post-training classroom observations, a significant treatment effect was found for pupil's time-on-task levels in mixed-age classrooms and for teachers' instructional and classroom management skills. On two aspects of instructional and classroom management skills larger gains were found for coached teachers: organizing instruction and dealing with disturbances. Time-on-task levels improved more strongly in classes of coached teachers. (Author/IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (Wales, United Kingdom, January 4-6, 1991).