ERIC Number: ED231794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Component Building: A Strategy for Research-Based Instructional Improvement. Report Number 337.
Slavin, Robert E.
Component-building research on practical issues of instructional design can make a substantial contribution to research-based school improvement. Component-building research consists of rigorous within-school experiments that test various components of instruction for effects on student achievement. Research would address practical issues that teachers and principals face each year--for example, should homework be given every day, should films be used more or less often, should a school use a reward-for-effort or continuous progress grading system, should students be regrouped for mathematics instruction, and so on. A large number of such rigorous studies conducted by teachers, principals, and researchers could produce a science of instructional design. Complete programs of effective instruction could be developed by combining components that are proved to increase student achievement. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Class Organization, Classroom Research, Conceptual Tempo, Course Organization, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Improvement, Programed Instruction, Research Utilization, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.