Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Teaching and Teacher Education

Volume

112

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Education

RAS ID

43309

Comments

This is an Authors Accepted Manuscript version of an article published by Elsevier, at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103651

Hammond, L. (2022). Attitudes toward Direct Instruction in Western Australian primary and secondary schools. Teaching and Teacher Education, 112, 103651.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103651

Abstract

A validated and reliable survey was administered to 89 teachers and school administrators across 27 schools in Western Australia to determine their attitudes towards Direct Instruction (DI). Results showed that contrary to the literature, participants in this sample felt positive towards this scripted approach. The teachers acknowledged DI was expensive and American in content but took a pragmatic view and were impressed with the results obtained. In contrast to previous research, they did not find DI boring, harmful or an approach that employs rote learning and believed it can meet the complex demands of classrooms and exist alongside inquiry learning.

DOI

10.1016/j.tate.2022.103651

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Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Diverse, equitable, informed and productive communities, schools and workplaces

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