ERIC Number: EJ856703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Moving beyond Legislation to Create and Sustain Intentionality in Reading Instruction
Putman, S. Michael; Smith, Lawrence L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.
Educational Forum, v73 n4 p318-332 2009
Current legislation has exerted tremendous influence on the instructional methods used by reading teachers. Historically, however, neither mandated curriculum nor forced change has proven consistently successful in helping sustain long-term change in teachers' instructional practices or student achievement gains. Using theories of motivation and behavior change, we propose the intentional teaching model to support and facilitate fundamental change in the instructional practices of reading teachers for the benefit of the populations they serve.
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Reading Instruction, Educational Change, Motivation, Behavior Change, Reading Teachers, Organizational Change, Theories, Change Agents, Teacher Behavior, Intention, Change Strategies, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001