ERIC Number: ED192454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Time to Learn. A Review of the Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study.
Denham, Carolyn, Ed.; Lieberman, Ann, Ed.
This volume describes the process, findings, and implications of a complex research project known as the Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study (BTES). A major contribution of the study is its focus on Academic Learning Time (ALT) as a measure of learning. ALT is the amount of time a student spends engaged in academic tasks of appropriate difficulty. The study began as a search for information on which to base policy decisions regarding desirable competencies for beginning teachers. For a variety of reasons the study began to focus on second- and fifth-grade mathematics and reading and on experienced, rather than beginning, teachers. The book is divided into three parts with 14 chapters, each by a different author or group of authors. The first describes and analyzes the findings of the study and connects them to a growing body of literature on the importance of time as a key influence on learning. The second explores what the study might mean to teacher educators, staff developers, teachers, and principals. The third section moves the research findings into the schools; a teacher and a principal describe how they use the findings. In addition, policy-making and dissemination are discussed as two essential concerns of large-scale research on teaching and learning, such as the BTES. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Sacramento.