ERIC Number: ED147278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Teaching Units and the Identification of a Special Sample of Classrooms for Conducting Research on Teaching. Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study. Technical Report 76-12-1.
Berliner, David C.; And Others
To study the teaching-learning process in classrooms, a small sample of carefully selected teachers at the second- and fifth-grade levels were identified for one phase of the Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study. A unique characteristic of this sample was that it included twenty teachers identified as relatively more effective in influencing achievement gains in their classes and twenty teachers identified as relatively less effective in their ability to teach certain objectives. Procedures and data related to the identification of these two disparate groups of teachers from a larger sample are described in this report. The teachers in the larger sample taught two-week, experimental units in reading and mathematics, and students completed pre- and post-tests. The smaller sample was selected based on information obtained from the student tests and classroom observation. (Authors)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Testing, Elementary School Teachers, Measurement Techniques, Performance Factors, Research and Instruction Units, Talent Identification, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.