Research Needs in Teacher Activities: Results of a National Survey

Clark et al. (1981) full text summary PDF

For which topic were research priorities identified?

teacher activities

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

Over the past two decades much discussion has taken place about the effectiveness of various classroom teacher activities and methodologies. Most of the research that has been conducted has done very little more than describe what so called effective teachers do in their classrooms. This type of data while identifying classroom acitivites and methodologies commonly used, provided very little insights into effectiveness.

What was the objective?

to determine the effectiveness of a given teacher activity

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 15 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: survey: participants were asked to rate the need for research for each of the 16 areas of research

Which stakeholders took part?


How were stakeholders recruited?

No information provided.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.