ERIC Number: ED339678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Academic Work in High School History Classes: Opportunity To Learn in Six Schools.
Observational and interview data from 12 teachers in 6 schools is used to examine academic work in high school history classes, with the goal of investigating how opportunity to learn differs for students across schools, teachers, and ability groups. Academic work is analyzed to determine the degree of challenge and accountability provided and the degree of student engagement. Analysis revealed that only 4 teachers and 7 of the 24 classes consistently offered a high degree of opportunity to learn. Various teacher background and school context variables are examined to explain the discrepant opportunity provided by the teachers. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 17-20, 1990).