ERIC Number: ED221535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Review of Research on Teachers' Pedagogical Judgments, Plans and Decisions.
Shavelson, Richard J.
In this paper, research on teachers' judgments, instructional planning, and decision making during classroom interaction is reviewed. Research studies chosen for this paper were selected on the basis of two fundamental assumptions: (1) Teachers behave reasonably in making judgments and decisions; and (2) Their behaviors are guided by their thoughts, judgments, and decisions. Research methods used in the studies include policy capturing, lens modeling, process tracing, stimulated recall, case study, and ethnography. It is noted that it was difficult to evaluate some of the individual studies examined, so that replicability was used as a criterion for inclusion. If studies which, individually, could not be evaluated adequately on methodological grounds produced consistent results, they were included. Sections evaluating research studies on teachers' judgments, planning, and interactive decision making are followed by a section containing annotations of the 25 research studies reviewed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.; Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the National Invitational Conference, "Research on Teaching: Implications for Practice" (Warrenton, VA, February 25-27, 1982). For related documents, see SP 021 097-107 and ED 218 257.