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The authors examined the degree to which ongoing professional development (PD) for school teachers is associated with more effective teaching practices as measured through teachers’ behaviors in the classroom. The effects of participation in this program on three domains of teacher effectiveness, measured through classroom observations. The domains of teacher effectiveness are planning and preparation, classroom environment, and instruction. The implications of this study indicate that high-quality professional development does not always address all domains of teaching.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Teaching as Sheltering: A Metaphorical Analysis of Sheltered Instruction for English Language Learners
Sheltered instruction is a form of content-based instruction (CBI), a large collection of pedagogical models which integrate the teaching of academic subject matter with the teaching of another language. This article examines the complex intersections between a sheltering metaphor, sheltered instruction theory, and sheltered instruction in practice.The author uses the metaphor of sheltering as a provocative lens to consider episodes of sheltered instruction from three sheltered social studies classrooms.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2012
The author investigates the behavioral climate and teachers’ use of developmental instruction in predominantly black schools in three databases. The author concludes that consistent with prior research, teachers are much more likely to report incidences of problem behavior in predominantly Black schools. Consequently, the instructional environment in predominantly Black schools and classrooms is tailored somewhat to reduce classroom disruptions and maintain an orderly environment.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
Moral Reasoning of Education Students: The Effects of Direct Instruction in Moral Development Theory and Participation in Moral Dilemma Discussion
The purpose of this study was to test an educational intervention designed to advance moral reasoning scores of undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. The study implemented an intervention program to advance moral reasoning in undergraduate elementary and secondary education students. Results indicate that direct instruction in moral development theory and dilemma discussion advanced students’ moral reasoning scores. These results are preliminary and provide only partial information. To address this limitation, suggestions for future research are provided.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
This article describes a study in which eighth grade students in one school learned to create multimedia mini-documentaries in a six-week history unit on early 19th-century U.S. history. The authors examined the relative benefits for students who participated in a technology-assisted project-based learning experience. The authors also contrasted the students’ experiences to those of students who received a more traditional form of instruction. Results from content knowledge measures showed significant gains for students in the project-based learning condition as compared to students in the comparison school.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
Alignment is a means for understanding the degree to which different components of an educational system work together to support a common goal. Alignment research is one method to demonstrate that state organizations, districts, and schools send a consistent message to teachers and students about what is required. The authors (1) discuss the importance of alignment for facilitating proper assessment and instruction, (2) describe the three most common methods for evaluating the alignment between state content standards and assessments, (3) discuss the relative strengths and limitations of these methods, and (4) discuss examples of applications of each method.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
This study examines the knowledge of PA instruction of 223 first-year teachers initially certified in special education, early childhood education, and elementary education. Results indicate that significant numbers of beginning special and general education teachers in this sample appear to be inadequately prepared with respect to PA instruction. They have limited knowledge of PA, confuse PA with phonics, are generally unable to select task-appropriate materials or activities, and lack skill in analyzing written words into phonemes.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2009
This collective case study focuses on two teachers who use documentary film to teach about controversial events. The goal of the study is to better understand teacher selection and use of film as part of pedagogy and the experiences of students who are engaged in deliberative activities with film. In this case, teachers utilized film to help students examine two controversial events in U.S. history. The teachers utilize film as a neutral source for students to use as evidence for taking a position, despite the value-laden perspectives included in the films. Implications for teachers, teacher educators, and especially democratic and social studies education researchers are examined.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2009
Conceptualization, Measurement, and Improvement of Classroom Processes: Standardized Observation Can Leverage Capacity
The authors advance an argument that placing observation of actual teaching as a central feature of accountability frameworks, teacher preparation, and basic science could result in substantial improvements in instruction and related social processes and a science of the production of teaching and teachers.
Updated: Jun. 02, 2009
The article examines how teaching practices contribute to the variance in test scores on a broad scale or on whether the relation of instruction to test scores is moderated by social and economic inequalities among students. The result suggests that minimizing the social inequities that contribute to the adverse effects of poverty will play a greater role in closing the poverty score gaps in mathematics in elementary grades.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009