ERIC Number: ED280831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Productivity of Teaching: 125 Exhibits. A CEDR Monograph.
Ellson, Douglas G.
This monograph examines a collection of empirical evaluation studies, each of which compares two or more instructional practices, techniques, or systems for teaching a particular subject or curriculum in terms of one or more quantitative indices of instructional productivity, e.g., teaching effectiveness (pupil performance), and cost factors or both, and reports large between-group differences. Collectively the comparisons made in in the study identify 125 instructional treatments for which one or more indices of productivity was double or more than double that obtained for a comparison treatment or treatments. Categories of teaching methods and/or teaching systems include: (1) conventional instruction; (2) conventional teaching; (3) augmented conventional teaching; (4) conventional tutoring as supplement to conventional teaching; (5) content modification in conventional teaching; (6) procedural modifications of conventional teaching; (7) programmed learning; (8) programmed teaching including programmed tutoring; (9) partially programmed teaching; and (10) performance-based instructional design. The collection of 125 exhibits is appended, each summarized in terms of the source references. Brief descriptions are presented of the subject or subjects taught, the experimental and comparison treatments, the measures of productivity, and the results obtained in the comparisons. (JD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Research Utilization, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN. Center on Evaluation and Research.