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Jean Stockard is a sociologist.
Timothy W. Wood is a historian.
Cristy Coughlin is an educational psychologist.
Caitlin Rasplica Khoury is a licensed child psychologist.
PrefaceChapter One: The Problem and a Potential SolutionChapter Two: Methods and Procedures
Chapter Three: A Historical View of Direct Instruction
Chapter Four: Does Research Methodology Affect Estimates of DI’s Effectiveness?
Chapter Five: Does DI Work in Different Settings and with Different Subject?
Chapter Six: Starting Early and Doing it Right
Chapter Seven: What Does It All Mean? Implications for the Future
List of Terms and Acronyms
Appendix A: Methodological Details
Appendix B: Reports Examined
Appendix C: Direct Instruction Programs: 1969-2014
All Students Can Succeed describes how to break out of the stagnant levels of US student achievement, particularly with underserved students. Siegfreid Engelmann’s Direct Instruction programs were the first to fully incorporate systematic and explicit principles. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing over five decades, these programs, when implemented with fidelity, showed outstanding gains in student achievement and self-confidence, according to both practical (with large effect sizes) and statistical criteria. In contrast, not one study showed negative effects that met both the practical and statistical criteria. All Students Can Succeed explains why these programs were and continue to be so successful, why they are not utilized on a large scale in American schools, and most importantly how they might be used in future years to dramatically reduce school failure and accelerate academic and social success.— Douglas Carnine, University of Oregon
This compelling and thorough treatment of decades of research on Direct Instruction is jaw-dropping. Anyone who has seen the power of Engelmann’s Direct Instruction programs will not be surprised by the magnitude of the findings delineated in this book, but will be in awe of the breadth and depth of the research demonstrating what we practitioners already know: Direct Instruction programs teach all students with unparalleled effectiveness and efficiency. Educators should read this book and proceed accordingly.— Laura Doherty, President of the Baltimore Curriculum Project
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