ERIC Number: ED202813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Teachers' Lesson Plans: The Myth and the Reality.
Bernstein, Marlene A.
Although lesson planning is stressed in teacher training programs as a skill essential to effective teaching, the literature shows low correlation between teacher planning procedures and subsequent classroom efficiency. There exist major discrepancies among definitions of how to devise a comprehensive lesson plan, assumptions on what classroom results a lesson plan should produce, and assumptions on the importance of planning. Although most teachers appear to agree that objectives are important in the planning process, there is disagreement in the definition and the writing of these objectives. Because of spontaneous classroom events, teachers appear to prefer more loosely structured lesson plans, as opposed to what they were taught in methods courses. A lesson plan should be viewed as an aid or an option rather than as a necessity that must be strictly adhered to. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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