ERIC Number: ED242702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
One Exceptional Teacher's Systematic Decision-Making Model.
Putnam, Joyce G.
This paper reports the case study of a classroom teacher who made systematic and conscious preactive and interactive decisions. Four questions guided the research. The primary question was "Does a teacher use a systematic decision model?" The three secondary questions were: (1) Does this teacher make preactive and interactive decisions? (2) What governs this teacher's decisions? and (3) What is the interaction between this teacher's decision making and the need to maintain activity flow? The study discovered that the teacher used a six-phase decision model that integrates preactive and interactive decisions. It was also found that: (1) a set of conscious assumptions governed the teacher's decisions; (2) smooth activity flow was essential for her success; and (3) she taught the pupils to be responsible for their own behavior. Each step of the six-phase decision model is described in detail. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Education, Evaluative Thinking, Learning Strategies, Long Range Planning, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).