ERIC Number: ED187669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Preparing Teachers to Implement Diagnostic/Prescriptive Instruction.
Warner, Allen R.; Bishop, John E.
A model of student learning processes is presented, based on the theory originally set forth by Benjamin Bloom that as much as three quarters of the differences in achievement among students is dependent on the attitudes, knowledge, and skills which students bring to a learning task. The model focuses on a specific learner approaching a specific task. Discrepancies between the learning potential of the student, as assessed by the teacher, and the actual performance of the student are explored from the viewpoint of various learning theories and situations. The paper concludes that the present crisis of public confidence (or lack thereof) in education will continue, unless reactive blame-laying is replaced by positive action: Teachers must come to be regarded as professionals in public service rather than as public servants. (Authors/LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Washington, DC, February, 1980).