ERIC Number: ED278652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Classroom Practice Using Innovation Profiles.
Leithwood, Kenneth Arthur; Montgomery, Deborah Jayne
Innovation Profiles, detailed descriptions of what a teacher is actually doing as effective classroom practices are implemented, offer a logical and systematic way of making innovations work. The first section of this book identifies core decisions required in implementing and evaluating curriculum and instructional innovations in sections entitled: (1) Thinking about Changes in Classroom Practice; and (2) Implementing and Evaluating Changes in Classroom Instruction. The second section describes practical procedures for developing, validating, and using Innovation Profiles. Section headings are: (1) A Procedure for Developing Innovation Profiles; (2) Procedures for Ensuring the Content Validity of an Innovation Profile; and (3) Using Innovation Profiles. The third section presents the following case studies of Innovation Profile use: (1) Development of an Innovation Profile for the Evaluation of a Cooperative Education Program; (2) Decentralizing Profile Development in Muskoka; (3) The Innovation Profile Concept in Hastings County; (4) Principal Leadership of the Implementation of Intermediate Science; (5) Experiences in Developing a Profile for Primary and Junior Division Pedagogy; and (6) Evaluation of a Gifted/Enrichment Program. Appended are references and information on rating a User Profile Interview and developing a User Profile. (JD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Profiles, Program Implementation, Teacher Effectiveness
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($14.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.