ERIC Number: ED450365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Putting Teacher Visits into Perspective.
Network News, p1-5 Fall 1995.
This article, intended for Reading Recovery teacher leaders, site coordinators, and trainers, discusses the issue of field visits by teacher leaders to teachers. The article argues that it is helpful, in considering field visits to teachers, to understand the various means of assisting performance described by Tharp and Gallimore in 1988. The first part of the article discusses the applicability of the following categories to the interactions between teacher leaders and teachers on visits: modeling; contingency management; feeding back; instruction; questioning; and cognitive structuring. The second part of the article offers suggestions on how teacher leaders might adjust their interactions on visits as teachers develop in their new roles, considering how learning changes over time as teachers work toward the goal of self-actualization. It discusses focus, intervention, post-lesson discussion, and expectations for teacher independence for early visits, visits at the mid-point of learning, and visits late in the learning cycle. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Professional Development, Reading Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc., Suite 100, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1069. Tel: 614-292-7111; Web site: http://www.readingrecovery.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.