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ERIC Number: ED545968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 151
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-6612-6
Effects of Consistent Observational Feedback on Teachers' Efficacy and Motivation to Improve Instructional Delivery
Neighbors, Laura Kathleen
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of using the intervention of consistent feedback of classroom observations, on the teachers' efficacy and motivation to improve their use of instructional delivery methods. The principals of a metropolitan school district in Missouri were mandated to observe and give immediate feedback to each teacher that they were responsible for evaluating. The teachers were observed every week and given immediate feedback on their use of instructional delivery methods during classroom instruction. This study examined the effects of the constant observational feedback which was given to the teachers by the principals within eight elementary schools within the metropolitan school district in Missouri. A diverse group of teachers and their administrators from eight participating schools, offered insight into their experience during this qualitative research. A combination of interviews with the participants and observation logs provided extensive qualitative and supportive quantitative data. Validity was tested by using a group of administrators and teachers who had participated in the research to review the results of the research. It was found that the use of consistent observational feedback did have a positive relationship on the efficacy and willingness of teachers to improve their use of instructional delivery methods. Socially, this study could provide a system of monitoring school staff members for improvement in instructional delivery which research has shown to be linked to closing the achievement gap. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri