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ERIC Number: ED048112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 122
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Behind the Classroom Door.
Goodlad, John I.; And Others
This paperback book by staff members of the UCLA University Elementary School describes and interprets an observational study of childhood schooling (K-3) in the United States. Chapter 1 summarizes some of the organizational, curricular, and instructional practices and values which have been widely recommended for childhood schooling and which one might reasonably expect to be substantially implemented there. Chapter 2 describes the procedures of data collection and analysis for this observational study of 158 classrooms in 67 schools in 26 school districts in or around major cities of 13 states with a nationwide geographic spread. (Forms for interviews with teachers and principals and for observation of classroom activities are appended.) Chapter 3 summarizes materials from raw data on schools and resources, classroom practices, curricular provisions and practices, significant problems, and change and innovation. Chapter 4 contains conclusions and generalizations based on expectations outlined in Chapter 1: educational objectives and school function, learning how to learn, subject matter, instructional materials, individual differences, principles of learning and instruction, classroom interaction, norms and standards and evaluation, human resources and locus for schooling, curricular balance. Chapter 5 sets forth further ideas on the conduct and reconstruction of schooling in the U.S. (Author/JS)
Charles A. Jones Publishing Co., Worthington, Ohio 43085 ($2.75)
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