ERIC Number: ED358061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Learning from America's Best Teachers: Building a Foundation for Accountability through Excellence.
Shanoski, Lorraine A.; Hranitz, John R.
The search for knowledge about effective teachers has produced a great deal of research activity utilizing a variety of research techniques. This paper discusses research on national Teachers of the Year (Shanoski and Hranitz, 1989, 1990, 1991) and relates it to the teacher effectiveness clusters identified by Donald Cruikshank (1990) in his study of effective teaching research. Cruickshank's clusters are: (1) teacher character traits; (2) what the teacher knows; (3) what the teacher teaches; (4) what the teacher expects; (5) how the teacher teaches; (6) how the teacher reacts to pupils; and (7) how the teacher manages the classroom. Utilizing this knowledge base, an instrument to determine the level of teaching effectiveness is presented as a tool to identify personal involvement in teaching and teaching skills. It is concluded that the Shanoski and Hranitz research supports the research review on effective teaching done by Cruikshank. Results indicate that levels of personal involvement in teaching and teaching skills can be identified; guidance and specific training opportunities can then be provided to develop and increase skills and behaviors. An instrument, "Level of Teaching Effectiveness," which utilizes the knowledge base on effective teaching, is appended. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments