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ERIC Number: EJ834863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
The Use of Instructional Time in the Typical High School Classroom
Fisher, Douglas
Educational Forum, v73 n2 p168-176 Apr 2009
Through focused observations of teaching practices in 15 classrooms representing 2,475 minutes, a number of instructional patterns were revealed. The majority of time students spend in high school requires that they listen or wait. Students are engaged in authentic reading, writing, and peer work for only a small fraction of the day. If high schools are to significantly improve student achievement, the ways in which time is used must change. Students should spend increased amounts of time engaged in peer work, reading, and writing. Only then are schools likely to see the student achievement gains that are so desperately desired. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A