ERIC Number: ED151372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Variables, Designs, and Instruments in the Search for Teacher Effectiveness. Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study. Technical Report Series. Technical Report 75-10-4.
Joyce, Bruce R.; And Others
When evaluating the effectiveness of beginning teachers, researchers are interested in defining those teacher behaviors which are related to student achievement in elementary school reading and mathematics. This review of the research literature addresses three issues: (1) definition of the variables which should receive the greatest emphasis in such research, (2) the advantages and disadvantages of the various alternatives in research design and methodology, and (3) the availability of instruments to measure these variables. A number of tables provide lists of variables in classroom research, including: stability of achievement ratings, student ability and background, textbook choice, number of instructional trials, teachers' cognitive ability, research emphasizing teacher-student interaction, learning tasks, classroom environment, teaching methods, teachers' affective behavior, and skills measured. Bibliographic references, observational coding systems, and a model of the teacher as decision maker are appended. (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Materials, Reading, Reading Materials, Research Design, Research Reviews (Publications), Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; California State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.