ERIC Number: ED338580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Training Teachers in Complex Classroom Organizations (Mixed-Age Classes) To Improve Instruction and Classroom Management Behaviour. Effects of a Staff Development Programme.
Roelofs, Erik; And Others
A quasi-experimental, treatment-control group investigation was designed to test the effects on Dutch primary school teachers of the staff development program "Dealing with Mixed-Age Classes." Research findings from mixed-age classes, effective teaching, and classroom management and organization were translated into teaching behaviors. Following seven 3-hour workshops teachers in mixed-age classes implemented self-designed plans to increase selected research-derived teaching behaviors and pupils' time-on-task. Based on pre- and post-training classroom observations, a significant treatment effect was found for pupils' time-on-task levels in mixed-age classrooms and for teacher behaviors regarding effective instruction, lesson design and execution, and classroom organization and management. (Author/IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute for Educational Research in the Netherlands (SVO), The Hague.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (Madrid, Spain, September 4-7, 1989).