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ERIC Number: ED134932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Behaviors and Curriculum Packages: Implications for Research and Teacher Education. Technical Report No. 9.
Siegel, Martin A.
This report illustrates that measures of the effectiveness of teachers' implementation of a program can be derived from the instructions given to teachers on how to use the curriculum, that such measures can be used to improve the effectiveness of teacher training, and that better teacher training can be shown to lead to better learning on the part of students. By studying the relationships between behavior of teachers within curriculum programs and student outcomes, curriculum developers, publishers, and school personnel can have a significant impact on the development and assessment of teacher education programs and on modification of the curriculum materials themselves. Discussion is divided into four sections: a brief review of the research on teacher behavior within curriculum programs; a case study of the Distar instructional program, which illustrates how observational systems and measures of student gain can be used to establish relationships between instructional activities and pupil outcomes; suggestions for future research in curriculum programs; and implications of this investigation for preservice and inservice teacher education programs. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.