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ERIC Number: ED292795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of Teachers' Planning.
Callaway, Rolland
The purpose of this research was to study the decisions which experienced teachers would make in planning a new unit of curriculum and instruction. The study focused on unit planning in the context of the total scheme of teacher planning, i.e., yearly, term or semester planning, unit planning, weekly planning, and daily lesson planning. Seventy-six experienced elementary and secondary teachers were asked to plan a unit, listing in chronological order the planning decisions made prior to the beginning of the unit, and decisions that would be made as the unit was being taught. An analysis of the results summarizes the following points: (1) the major concern in unit planning appeared to be the question of what content is to be included in a general sense, and where this fits into the district and textbook curriculum; (2) the second concern was what resources and materials would be readily handy; (3) there was indication of the need for evaluation, but in a typical test approach; and (4) there was not much evidence that great consideration would be given to student interests and motivation in planning. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).