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ERIC Number: ED117861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-20
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Competencies: California Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study.
Powell, Marjorie
Although there are many qualifications, it appears from several major research undertakings that teacher behaviors are in fact related to student learning, but that specific behaviors may be less important than patterns of teacher behaviors and, further, that such patterns of behaviors are differentially effective for different students, grade levels, and subject matter areas. Teachers, to be effective when the criteria of effectiveness are related to student learning of basic skills, will organize instruction differently for different subject matter areas and for different grade levels. The important concern for student learning of basic skills at the elementary level is direct teacher instruction, which may involve different types of instructional organization. The important factor seems to be teacher instruction of the student and student attention to, and time spent on, instructional tasks. The organizational pattern and selection of materials that facilitate student attention to task and teacher involvement in instruction will be the most effective teaching procedures. Some research problems, such as measurement, are the concern of and need to be solved by researchers; others, such as the criteria of effective teaching, are the concern of and need to be addressed by all educators and concerned citizens. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of School Administrators (108th, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 20-23, 1976)