ERIC Number: ED383702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
QUILT: An Innovative Approach to Effective Instructional Improvement.
Barnette, J. Jackson; And Others
Questioning and Understanding To Improve Learning and Thinking (QUILT) was designed to increase teacher use of effective classroom questioning techniques and procedures across all grade levels (K-12) and subject areas. QUILT offers faculty the opportunity to focus on the process of effective questioning for a full year and features a process for professional growth and development that incorporates individual reflection, collegial support, a classroom focus, a program for school renewal that can facilitate systemic change, and a paradigm for staff development that builds site-based capacity. A field test was conducted in which some teachers received a full QUILT program, others received only an 18-hour induction training, and others received a 3-hour presentation on classroom questioning. Data were collected from the more than 1,100 teachers in 13 districts. Results showed QUILT to be an effective approach to improving questioning skills of participants. Teachers who received the full QUILT program had significantly higher levels of knowledge about questioning and showed the impact of program training in videotaped observation of their classroom practice. (Contains 15 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.