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ERIC Number: ED543772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 97
Teacher Preparation and Professional Development in Effective Learning Strategy Instruction. TQ Connection Issue Paper
Schumaker, Jean B.
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
One way of helping students with learning disabilities and other struggling learners become independent life-long learners is to teach them how to use learning strategies in effective and efficient ways. Learning strategy instruction is instruction in how to learn and perform in academic environments such that positive outcomes result. Teachers must know how to teach students to use learning strategies so that students have the opportunity to succeed in today's schools and meet rigorous standards. The objectives of this issue paper are as follows: (1) Describe learning strategies and provide a brief review of some of the literature that demonstrates that learning strategy instruction can effectively transform ineffective learners into effective learners; (2) Explain the kinds of knowledge and skills teachers must acquire to be competent learning strategy instructors; and (3) Make recommendations related to teacher training programs that specifically address learning strategy instruction. Appended are: (1) Innovation Configuration for Learning Strategy Instruction; and (2) Additional Resources for Professors, Professional Developers, and Coaches. (Contains 46 resources.)
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 877-322-8700; Fax: 202-223-8939; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality