ERIC Number: ED155156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Planning for Instruction.
Smith, Jeffrey K.
Many decisions critical to instruction in the classrom are made prior to the beginning of the school day, and, in some cases, prior to the beginning of the school year. The allocation of time to subject areas, the organization of pupils for instructional purposes, and the determination of the content and emphasis of tasks within subject areas are all under the control of the classroom teacher. It is argued that these decisions and activities (1) can be determined with little ambiguity and their effects upon classroom instruction assessed; and (2) can be altered or adjusted with minimal cost, thus presenting a potentially powerful tool for educational research and policy. The first section of the paper provides a definition of teacher planning and examines some issues relating to what will and will not be considered planning in the paper. The second section presents a model or prototype of the process of teacher planning. Section three contains illustrative data analyses based on the model from two data sets: one from an urban school system and one from a suburban school system. Section four discusses some of the implications of the model and analyses, as well as the potential of teacher planning considerations for educational research and policy. (Author/MJB)
Descriptors: Componential Analysis, Distinctive Features (Language), Elementary Education, Lesson Plans, Models, Research Opportunities, Scheduling, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Role
ML-Group for Policy Studies in Education, CEMREL, Inc., 875 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.