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ERIC Number: ED173332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Congruency of Lesson Plans and Teaching.
Norris, William R.; McIntyre, D. John
The lesson plans of 30 elementary and secondary level student teachers and audiotapes of lessons delivered from these plans are compared to determine the congruence between prelesson planning and actual delivery. An analysis of the audiotapes in comparison to written plans is given with reference to: (1) planning for each of three phases (introduction, development, culmination); (2) time spent on each of the phases; (3) planning of lesson objectives and their communication to students; and (4) planning and delivery activities. Two primary conclusions are drawn: first, student teachers actually attend to more phases and activities than indicated in the written plans, and second, elementary level student teachers seem to be more inclined to present lessons as planned. Several implications for teacher education are noted. First, student teachers may be able to conceptualize the instructional process more easily than they can communicate it in writing. Second, methods instructors may need to give greater attention to the problems involved in the instructional planning process. Finally, in neither the lesson plans nor in the lessons themselves was there any significant evidence that student teachers attended to the more sophisticated aspects of instructional planning such as pacing, evaluation, or individualization. (MJB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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