ERIC Number: ED374075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
What Makes Effective Secondary Education Substitute Teachers? Literature Review.
Ostapczuk, Edward D.
The purposes of this paper were to review the literature and examine the available research in the area of the effectiveness of substitute teachers in secondary education; and to identify problems and suggested remedies associated with substitute teaching from the perspectives of school administrators, substitute teachers, and students. The literature describes many problems substitute teachers face and suggests that the perceived effectiveness of substitute teachers is worse than that of first year and student teachers. Several studies cite poor classroom management skills as substitutes' single greatest problem. Recommendations to address the identified problems include inservice training for substitute teachers in classroom management techniques. Although the review failed to answer the question of what makes effective secondary education substitute teachers, some alternative suggestions for improving substitute teaching were identified. Based upon these findings, a list of suggested guidelines for improving the teaching experience of secondary education substitutes is appended. (Contains 17 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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