ERIC Number: ED456113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-29
Research You Can Use To Improve Results. Update of Section 3. Program Report.
This document presents research intended to help teachers and administrators improve the quality of instruction. Topics include: (1) classroom (e.g., teachers carefully orient students to lessons, teachers provide clear and focused instruction, teachers routinely provide students feedback and reinforcement regarding their learning progress, teachers review and reteach as necessary to help all students master learning materials, teachers use validated strategies to develop students' critical and creative thinking skills, and teachers foster the development of self-directed learning skills); (2) school (leaders undertake school restructuring efforts as needed to attain agreed upon goals for students, strong leadership guides the instructional program, administrators and other leaders continually strive to improve instructional effectiveness, and administrators and other leaders engage staff in professional development and collegial learning activities); and (3) district (district leaders and staff encourage, support, and monitor school improvement efforts). Each of the three sections provides a listing of key references. (Contains approximately 370 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Feedback, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Questioning Techniques, School Districts, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Thinking Skills
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9515.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.