ERIC Number: ED189030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Conceptual Level and Teachers' Written Plans.
Mintz, Susan L.; Yarger, Sam J.
Teachers devise lesson plans based on one of two "conceptual levels" (degree and kind of materials, diagnosis, student background research, and classroom and time management). Higher conceptual level (HCL) teachers emphasize diagnosis and student characteristics in their plans, while lower conceptual level (LCL) teachers give special consideration to materials and classroom techniques. A study of the lesson planning procedures of 68 elementary school teachers provided categorical data on the tasks typically involved in the planning process. The results indicate that there is no significant difference between HCL and LCL plans, although the differences become more significant when the teachers are further subdivided into age, grade levels taught, and length of time used for planning. Implications for teacher training programs are presented. (CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April, 1980).