An expanded examination of the Downey Walk-Through, this sequel shows leaders how to help teachers improve their practice by engaging them in reflection and professional dialogue.
Chapter 8: Authenticating the Three-Minute Walk-Through and Reflective Inquiry and Practice with Recent and Legitimate Research
Authenticating the Three-Minute Walk-Through and Reflective Inquiry and Practice with Recent and Legitimate Research
In any given school system, many interventions or innovations are implemented frequently to improve the quality of results and operations. Not infrequently, interventions are selected independent of sound rationale and without the means for feedback of goal-oriented information on the interventions' results. Nevertheless, any innovation or program intervention in educational institutions must meet two criteria to be worthy of consideration.
First, the new approach has to be identified and/or selected on the basis of a demonstrated need in terms of pupil achievement, teacher efficacy, or [Page 156]some other equally compelling reason. Implementing programs and services on the basis of ...