ERIC Number: ED293814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Principals' Perceptions of Teachers' Instructional Practices: A Case Study.
Canizeres, Anita M.; Vickery, Tom Rusk
A brief description is given of a small school district in which the Mastery Learning approach to instruction has been operative since 1971. This study examined the teacher evaluation records written by the school principals in the District in order to determine the behaviors, attitudes and actions that these school administrators encourage in teachers, and the teacher behaviors, actions and activities that are taking place in the district as perceived by the principals. The District was chosen for the study because it is becoming well-known for the excellence of its program and for the extraordinary achievement results its students are obtaining. An analysis of the data from these reports is used to compose a profile of the principals' concept of the "mastering teacher"--one who possesses the knowledge, expertise, and skills that result in an excellent job performance with excellent results. All of the principals, without exception, placed a great deal of emphasis on and encouraged behaviors, actions, and attitudes that would enable teachers to grow professionally as well as contribute toward the goals of excellence through the implementation of Mastery Learning. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988). For related documents, see SP 030 140-141.