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Harste, Jerome C. – Theory into Practice, 1989
This article examines classroom organizational patterns and the focus, content, and strategies of instruction to show that the basal reader, rather than reading comprehension, is what is being taught. A skills model of reading, the basal approach, does not reflect what readers do to make sense of text. (IAH)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
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Woolfolk, Anita E. – Theory into Practice, 1985
This article examines major trends in research on the teaching process, emphasizing two models for studying classroom interactions--process-product and descriptive. Also discussed is interpersonal interaction as it is studied in social psychology. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction Process Analysis
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Smith, Linda H.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Theory into Practice, 1984
To develop an educational program that works for every student, it is important to consider that learning style differences do exist and that learning style matching can positively affect achievement. Methods to help teachers assess student preferences are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development
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Stenhouse, Lawrence – Theory into Practice, 1983
The philosophy underlying a British project that helps teachers apply systematic inquiry to their own teaching is explained. An example of using the teacher-researcher approach to improve teaching in a humanities course is given. (PP)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries