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ERIC Number: ED490621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 96
Abstractor: Author
Pedagogy in Practice: An Observational Study of Literacy, Numeracy and Language Teachers
Benseman, John; Lander, Josie; Sutton, Alison
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With increasing interest in improving the quality of adult literacy, numeracy and language provision, there has been growing interest in gaining an overview of what teachers actually do with their learners. This study looked at how 15 teachers taught over an average of 167 minutes in a cross-section of New Zealand classrooms. The report details related research studies, the project methodology, findings and discussion of the results. The researchers found that generic skills made up a significant part of what the teachers did; skills such as questioning and managing learner interactions were carried out in a limited manner. In terms of literacy teaching there was a wide range of teaching skills, from intensive, highly focused teaching through to situations where many of the learners were not engaged or challenged. The report includes a set of recommendations arising from the study and references. The observation categories coding sheet is appended. (Contains 9 figures, 7 tables, 36 footnotes.) [This report was prepared for: Ministry of Education, Tertiary Learning Outcomes Policy Group by Auckland UniServices Limited, a wholly-owned company of the University of Auckland.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand