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ERIC Number: EJ865824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Improving Instruction in Head Start Preschool Classrooms through Feedback and Support to Teachers
Boat, Mary B.; Carr, Victoria; Barnett, David; Macmann, Gregg; Moomaw, Sally; Pan, Wei; Nichols, Angela
NHSA Dialog, v12 n4 p347-353 2009
This article discusses the use of data-based feedback and support to teachers in Head Start classrooms to facilitate increased use of effective instructional and managerial practices. The authors conducted a study to examine the impact of providing Head Start preschool classroom teachers with data regarding their use of established instructional and managerial practices, encouraging teacher self-selection of goals for improvement, and giving ongoing feedback and support related to goal attainment. Although the individual teacher outcomes varied, the results suggest that professional development accompanied by data-based individualized teacher feedback and support can improve teacher use of effective instructional strategies. Strengths, challenges, and implications for Head Start teachers are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A