ERIC Number: ED237458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching, Learning, and the Management of Instruction.
Walberg, Herbert J.; Waxman, Hersholt C.
This paper draws heavily on quantitative synthesis of empirical research on teaching, and for comparison, related influences on learning, such as the student's motivation, home environment, and exposure to television. The first section explains the techniques of explicit search and selection of evidence and the statistical evaluation and summary of many primary research studies. The following sections are devoted to summarizing the substantive results of reviews and quantitative syntheses of research on teaching and other influential factors in academic learning, including affective, behavioral, and cognitive aspects. It is noted that, because psychological and educational research are becoming more theoretical and drawing increasingly upon taxonomies, models, and theories to guide research on teaching, the field of psychology offers paradigms and constructs for analysis and specification of forms of instruction ranging from mastery learning to informal or open education. The last sections of the paper treat a variety of theoretical and analytical approaches to teaching and instruction that provide a framework for further research and a guide to the practice of teaching and the education of teachers. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Psychology, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Development, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Mastery Learning, Research Methodology, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Not available separately, see SP 022 600.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Smith, David C., Ed. Essential Knowledge for Beginning Educators. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, D.C., Dec 1983. p38-54.