ERIC Number: ED260081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Students' Paths Through Academic Work. R&D Report 6189.
Clements, Barbara S.; Emmer, Edmund T.
This study examined how students perceived and responded to academic task structures in six junior high school classes. Two classes in mathematics, science, and English were observed for six weeks in order to identify how teachers organized and conducted activities and academic work. In each class, samples of student work were examined and student progress was tracked. Also, from five to seven students in each class were interviewed. Results indicated varying degrees of student understanding of the task systems. For the most part, students regarded understanding and good performance as important, rather than just completion of assignments. Variations in participation rates, performance levels, and other responses to academic tasks are described. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.