ERIC Number: ED027605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Establishment of Objectives for Large Group Instruction and Teacher's Appraisal of the Extent to which These Objectives were being Achieved.
Mayer, Frederick R.
As part of an ESEA Title III study of selected aspects of the program at Abington High School-North Campus, a committee was formed to (1) identify valid objectives for large group instruction used at the school, and (2) determine teacher appraisal of the extent to which these objectives were being reached. The committee constructed an opinionnaire based on the objectives which were identified. Completed opinionnaires were received from 32 teachers. Six conclusions concerning large group instruction were reached: (1) Teachers evidenced a high degree of creativity in planning for and presenting their lessons; (2) teachers were selected to conduct the lessons because of some special knowledge, talent, or ability; (3) the scheduling of teachers for supervision during those times when they were not actually involved in the presentation could be done more prudently; (4) when planning presentations teachers should make provision for increased pupil involvement in the actual presentation; (5) those responsible for planning presentations did not make effective use of outside resources; and (6) the large group lesson is an effective way of helping teachers avoid needless repetition of materials. Recommendations based on these conclusions are made. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abington High School, PA. North Campus.