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ERIC Number: ED209748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What Research Has to Say to Administrators of Secondary Schools About Effective Teaching and Staff Development.
Stallings, Jane
A review of research literature on the effective teaching of basic skills in secondary education and a description of a model staff development program provide guidelines for school administrators in improving teachers' skills. The literature identifies both classroom- and school-level factors influencing teacher effectiveness. Classroom factors involve teacher organization and planning on the first school day, students' time on task, task variety, teacher-student interaction during instruction, and the size of instructional groupings. School factors include school climate, absences and tardiness, policies regarding classroom intrusions, grading systems, teacher access to student achievement data, and parental support. Administrators wishing to foster the development of teacher skills in these areas can choose from a variety of training workshops for teachers. The author describes a model workshop program that includes a pretest phase to find what skills the staff needs, an informational phase linking theory and practice, a phase for guided practice, and a posttest or followup phase to assess changes in teacher behavior. The author also lists 15 necessary conditions for this model program. An appendix details the seven workshops that comprise the program. (RW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A