ERIC Number: ED368691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Time and Learning: Some Professional Reflections.
Huyvaert, Sarah; And Others
The four papers in this document present commentaries by four members of the teacher education faculty of Eastern Michigan University on issues related to time and learning, in response to a visit by the National Education Commission on Time and Learning. Sarah Huyvaert notes the complexity and interrelatedness of issues related to time and learning and recommends a blueprint for change which would address school restructuring, outcome-based education, equity and excellence, needs of children at risk, effects of technology on time to learn, relationship of instructional outcomes to time provided for instructional planning, and ways to use cost/benefit analysis to evaluate different school schedules. Marvin Pasch then focuses on the link between desired learning outcomes and the amount of time required to achieve these outcomes, and the need for teachers to have more time for planning. Alane Starko examines issues such as fiscal resources, curriculum programs, school organization and management, teaching practices, incentives and student motivation, and professional opportunities for teachers. Sarah Martin addresses the issue of the teacher as researcher, pointing out that when teachers serve as researchers, the field gains additional knowledge about the teaching/learning process which then serves to inform practice. References accompany each paper. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.