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ERIC Number: ED282846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Instructional Designs of Effective Elementary Teachers. Final Report.
Fabert, Barbara F.; And Others
This study focused on using the concept of instructional designs, or the interactive patterns of teacher and student behaviors in educational settings, to describe and classify the instructional strategies of effective elementary school teachers. Another focus of the study was to determine which instructional designs were associated with specific characteristics of effective teachers. The Instructional Designs Taxonomy (IDT) was developed to observe and categorize classroom instructional activities as 10 macro and 25 micro instructional design elements. The teachers also responded to a Teacher Self-Checklist, designed to discriminate the specific research characteristics of each effective elementary teacher. Forty-one teachers, kindergarten through fifth grade, from rural elementary schools in east central Kansas, participated in the study. Results indicated that many effective teachers shared similar characteristics and priorities in teaching and that effective teachers also regularly used a wide variety of instructional designs depending upon the situation. Appendices, which make up the major portion of the document, include the IDT, the Teacher Self-Checklist, summary of responses to the checklist, summary of observed instructional designs, and letters and forms used in the observation and analysis. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A