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ERIC Number: ED523178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-0731-9
From Monologue to Dialogue: A Teacher Training to Enhance Effective Student Engagement and Learning
Dopson, Brian G.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Florida
Many high schools are encouraging teachers to enhance the level of student engagement by having teachers interact more productively with students. Effective questioning, efficient use of wait time, use of high-quality examples, a clear goal, equitable distribution, and a balance of open and closed questions correlate with higher levels of student learning. Seventeen teachers at two rural high schools in North Florida attended a 2-day, 12-hour training on effective student engagement, and each instructor was video recorded in a pretest and posttest direct instruction lesson. Instructors were rated according to a rubric measuring various elements of effective instruction. A Wilcoxon matched pairs test was used to determine statistically significant difference in the means. A total score of all the items was also calculated. Statistically significant differences were found for wait-time, equitable distribution, balance of open and closed questions, goal centeredness, use of high-quality examples, and the total score. No statistically significant difference was found for overall level of student engagement. Results of this study may assist secondary education policy makers and practitioners in refining professional development materials intended to improve teachers' ability to engage students in the learning process. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida