Effective Teaching: Evidence and Practice

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Overview

Research into student learning and achievement shows that classroom teaching is at the heart of the process of schooling. What teachers do in the classroom is the factor which most strongly affects pupils' progress in school. There is now a large body of evidence about effective teaching and learning. This book provides an accessible introduction to this international research base, drawing on quantitative and qualitative research in education, psychology, sociology and other related areas. With clear and accessible presentation, and a non-technical approach, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the evidence-base for effective teaching and learning in schools. It is essential reading for students of education, teachers and educational researchers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761968801
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/23/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Daniel Muijs is Chair of Education. Previously he worked at the University of Manchester as Chair of Pedagogy and Teacher Development at the University of Manchester, School of Education, as Chair of School Leadership and Management at the University of Newcastle and as senior at Warwick Institute of Education. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of Educational and Teacher Effectiveness and is co-editor of the journal ‘School Effectiveness and School Improvement’. He has published widely in the areas of educational effectiveness, leadership and research methods, and has conducted research for government agencies (DCSF, NCSL, QCA), Charitable Trusts (Gatsby) and Research Councils (ESRC).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
Introduction: the importance of teacher effectiveness vii
Part 1 Generic Teaching Skills
1 Direct instruction 3
2 Interactive teaching 17
3 Review and practice 27
4 Classroom management 36
5 Behaviour management 47
6 Classroom climate 57
7 Effective use of homework 68
8 Problem-solving and higher-order thinking skills 77
Part 2 Teaching Specific Skills and Students
9 Developing students' social skills 93
10 Enhancing students' self-esteem 102
11 Teaching students with special educational needs 111
12 Teaching gifted students 124
13 Teaching in the early years 133
14 Taking account of individual differences 142
Part 3 Teaching Specific Subjects and Assessment
15 Literacy 157
16 Mathematics 168
17 Information and communication technology skills 176
18 Assessment 185
19 Professional development and peer classroom observation 197
Conclusion: teacher effectiveness in the future 211
References 223
Index 239
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