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ERIC Number: ED503069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-28
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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Quality Teacher Impact on Learning in a Juvenile Correctional Facility
Feinstein, Sheryl G., Ed.D.; Sorenson, David
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The purpose of this study was to determine teacher impact upon student learning at a correctional facility for adolescent boys. Improving teacher quality is directly related to the ability to produce higher levels of learning for K-12 students. Providing confirmation that teachers in correctional facilities can facilitate the learning of all students is an integral part of program evaluation. This study involved approximately 45 adolescent boys in a juvenile correctional facility education program. The instruments used in this quantitative and qualitative study were a Teacher Impact Upon Student Learning Project and a semi-structured Teacher Interviews. The Teacher Impact Upon Student Learning Project involved students being given pre and post-tests in nine different subject areas to determine academic growth. The Pearson Correlation was run and it was determined that in all cases there was a correlation between instruction and learning and in most instances there was a strong correlation, significant at the .01 level. The Teacher Interviews found all teachers to either exhibit exemplary performance or expected performance which indicates quality teachers. The results of this study show that quality teachers make a positive academic impact on students in a correctional facility. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A