ERIC Number: ED261052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Classroom Practices for Secondary Schools. R&D Report No. 6191.
This document provides administrators and instructional supervisors a framework for thinking about teaching and learning in secondary schools and suggests specific focal points for working with teachers to maintain and improve teaching effectiveness. The first section contains a discussion of instructional time and its meaning for secondary teaching. The second section is focused on the nature of academic work in secondary classes as a way to examine students' opportunities to learn the curriculum. The third section is directed to the basic instructional conditions that lead to productive use of classroom time. These basic conditions include provisions for classroom organization and management and instructional processes such as explanation, feedback, and correction of errors. This section also contains a brief guide to the instructional dimensions of individualized instructional programs and cooperative group systems. The effectiveness of direct instruction is emphasized. The final section contains a summary of basic principles that should shape the instructional decisions in effective secondary schools. A seven-page list of references concludes the document. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.