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ERIC Number: ED155152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Instructional Principles in Direct Instruction.
Rosenshine, Barak
Three elementary school programs are examined for principles of direct instruction positively related to increased levels of student academic performance in reading and mathematics. "Direct instruction" refers to activities that cover content at low error rate while involving students in academically relevant pursuits. Such activities include emphasizing academic work, teacher-directed instruction, controlled practice, supervising seatwork, and working with students in small groups. The major program analyzed is the Oregon Direct Instruction Follow Through Model, with direct instruction characteristics examined in six areas: allocated time; instructional setting; controlled practice in small groups; reinforcement; monitoring progress, providing remediation, and accelerating students; and design of materials and instruction Two other programs examined for direct instruction principles are the Texas First Grade Reading Group Study and the Missouri Mathematics Effectiveness Project. An overall picture of direct instruction is presented consisting of seven general observations. (MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)