TITLE

EVALUATION OF MAINSTREAM CLASSES: A SCALE FOR DETERMINING APPROPRIATE CLASS PLACEMENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Bender, William N.; Smith, Jeffrey K.; Frank, Jill N.
PUB. DATE
June 1988
SOURCE
Education;Summer88, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p540
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A scale to evaluate effective teaching practices in mainstream instructional settings is presented. Twenty-two item descriptors which describe effective teaching practices were included in a Likert scale. The scale was administered to 32 mainstream teachers, grades kindergarten through 12. A factor analysis was performed, with three factors identified including, teacher-led structure, learning style, and humanistic management. Both test-retest and internal consistency reliability figures are presented for the factors and the total scale. Approximate uses of the scale were discussed. These include evaluation of teaching skills of beginning mainstream teachers, identification of necessary inservice and coursework, and use of this scale in placement decisions.
ACCESSION #
4725159

 

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