ERIC Number: ED185165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
What Do We Know About Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools? Volume 10: Effective Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools.
Stallings, Jane A.; Hentzell, Shirley W.
This paper focuses on instructional processes and the interactions of students and teachers found to be associated with higher achievement in the basic skills of students in urban schools. Current knowledge regarding the effects of particular classroom processes (instructional and organizational) is reviewed. The "Follow Through" program, begun in 1967 and designed to explore different approaches to improving the educational achievement of economically disadvantaged children, is discussed. On the basis of results from a number of the program's experimental sites, it is concluded that what occurs within a classroom does contribute to achievement in basic skills, good attendance, and desired childhood behaviors. A review of the California Early Childhood Education Program follows. Achievement data are presented for participating kindergarten through third grade students, and some conclusions regarding the effectiveness of individualized instruction are drawn. Another study on the teaching of basic reading skills in secondary schools is also described in depth. Data on student demographic characteristics, behavior, and academic performance, and on the inservice teacher training component of this program are provided. Finally, several other studies on achievement in relation to sex differences and cultural background are briefly reviewed. A bibliography is attached. (GC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.