ERIC Number: ED155157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Schooling and Learning Opportunity, Interim Report.
DeVault, Marjorie L.; And Others
Full school days of first and second grades were observed in three inner city schools with primarily minority enrollments. Detailed logs were recorded of activities in terms of subject area, grouping setting, and presence or absence of teacher or aide supervision. The base data and their summaries with respect to pupil and teacher time are presented in this report. The object of this study was to examine the relation between pupil activities and learning and the amount of active learning time on a particular instructional topic and the academic achievement of the pupils. The time allocations discussed and displayed in the appendixes indicate the amount of time spent by pupils and teachers in the basic subjects of language, arts, and mathematics Instructional settings are defined as: (1) Supervised whole class--a teacher-directed activity that includes all pupils present; (2) Supervised subgroup--a teacher-directed activity that includes only some of the pupils present; (3) Supervised individual--a teacher-directed activity that includes one or two pupils only, including periods when an adult corrects papers with one pupil at a time and gives feedback or help with assignments; and (4) Unsupervised individual--an activity in which pupils work at their own pace, without teacher direction, although the teacher may be available to monitor work and answer questions. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Basic Skills Group.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO. ML-GROUP for Policy Studies in Education.