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ERIC Number: ED260885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Respond/Read/Replicate/Report System.
Schwartz, Rhea
An effective teaching technique for a university extension course for rural special education teachers is the respond/read/replicate/report system. The four-step system was developed to stimulate tired, beleaguered teachers with differing experiences, knowledgeability, and teaching/learning styles who drove up to 60 miles on country roads to attend a 15-session, 2-3 hour evening class after putting in a full day teaching exceptional children. Step 1, "Teachers Respond," permits the teachers to respond to a needs assessment by developing personal course outlines, sequenced and prioritized according to their needs. Step 2, "Teachers Read," provides teachers with time before and after each class to find applicable materials for their next topic from the instructor's portable extension library. In Step 3, "Teachers Replicate" occurs. Given the general topic of the week, teachers read an article applicable to their needs in the classroom in terms of improving behavior, learning, strategies, evaluations, etc. and do an approximate repetition of the idea, theory, method, or technique with their own class. Step 4, "Teachers Report," requires a detailed, formatted written report of what was done in Step 3 and what happened, plus a verbal rendition and discussion of the experiment and its relevancy to the teacher's classroom. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida