ERIC Number: ED223586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for Study on Changing Teacher Practice.
Participants in a working conference on changing teacher practice made recommendations for future research. Two broad classes of recommendations were sought: findings from research on teaching most amenable to translation into staff development activities, and how that translation might occur so as to be most useful in bringing about desired change in teacher behaviors. Questions serving as guidelines for responses included: (1) What content, derived from what is known about teaching, should research studies on staff development include? (2) What behaviors, derived from what is known about guiding change, should be promoted for staff developers? (3) What effects of the staff developers' behaviors should be hypothesized for teachers? (4) What effects of the teachers' behaviors should be hypothesized for students? (5) What institutional variables should be given attention in a study and how should they be attended? and (6) What procedures should be used in a study? Recommendations in each of these areas are presented along with additional suggestions. The general consensus was to base research on staff development on findings available from respected studies, but not to limit the possibilities of significant findings by omitting key areas of concern because they do not presently have a firm knowledge base. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Research Design, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Staff Development, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness
Not available separately; see SP 021 345.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Defino, Maria E., Ed. and Carter, Heather, Ed. Changing Teacher Practices: Proceedings of a National Conference (Austin, TX, October 1981). Texas, Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, Feb 1982. p81-92.