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ERIC Number: ED519030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-11
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Bell to Bell: Measuring Classroom Time Usage
Walkup, John R.; Farbman, David; McGaugh, Karen
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This article discusses research in classroom time usage and the benefits and weaknesses of prior research in this area. The article addresses in particular how to precisely measure the use of time in classrooms and how to address the issue of partial engagement, in which only a portion of the class is academically engaged. The article defines three engagement indices that account for the range of attentiveness found in school children. A classroom observation instrument introduced in this article provides a means for education researchers and school staff to classroom timing measurements and display the results visually. Education researchers can use the tools provided in this article to measure the impact of various reform efforts on classroom effectiveness; school administrators can use these tools to monitor the efficiency of their teachers' use of classroom time. (Contains 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A