ERIC Number: ED240110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Teacher Practice. Final Report of an Experimental Study.
Griffin, Gary A.; And Others
A pilot study attempted to develop a link between research findings and potential users of those findings. A school-based intervention, Changing Teacher Practice (CTP), was developed to teach school leaders, principals, and resource leaders what research has discovered to be effective teaching and effective staff development. CTP was designed to determine if research findings could be used to improve practice and whether practitioners in a school setting were receptive to knowledge derived from research procedures. A major concern was the effect of staff developers' behaviors upon teachers with whom they worked, and the effects of teachers' behaviors on pupil outcomes. Study topics covered in this report include: (1) purposes, problem, and rationale of the study; (2) review of selected literature on research on teaching and the process of change; (3) design used to determine outcomes at different levels; (4) hypotheses proposed to examine effects of the intervention; (5) description of site and participant selection; (6) intervention training for staff developers: instruments and procedures; (7) findings and analysis of hypotheses; and (8) discussion, implications, and recommendations. Samples of the instruments used in the study (journals, observation processes, questionnaires) are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.