ERIC Number: ED285197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Effective English Teaching: Concept, Research, and Practice.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Noting that teaching requires more than just knowledge of one's subject, this book analyzes the host of variables that affect the quality of English instruction and offers an "organic field model" of classroom English instruction. Following an introduction by Bruce Appleby, Chair of the Conference on English Education, the first chapter of the book presents the model, which shows how the "content"--the substance, skills, and processes of English--interacts with the "context" of teaching--factors such as class size, parental and community attitudes, socioeconomic status, the teacher's personality and background, and the philosophy of school administrators. The remaining four chapters illustrate the subtle ways that context governs the teacher's classroom options, as follows: (1)"Research on Teaching: Presage Variables" (William H. Peters); (2) "The Context Variable of the Organic Field Model" (Faye Louise Grindstaff); (3) "Research on Teaching Products and Processes" (Miles C. Olson); and (4) "Teacher Effectiveness Research: Inferences for In-Service and Staff Development" (Richard L. Hanzelka). (HTH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching (Occupation)
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 12935-222, $7.50 member, $9.50 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: Prepared by the CEE Commission on Research in Teacher Effectiveness.