Differentiated instruction: an investigation of implementation and insights to teachers' thoughts on curriculum
The study researched differentiated instruction techniques to be incorporated into a sixth grade science curriculum over a period of three months. The areas of research included: the defining characteristics, pre-assessment, Understanding by Design, grading and classroom management. Tomlinson and McTighe provided majority of the information used in the study. Amount of time needed, student success and classroom observations were recorded. Additionally, a group of six colleagues and one administrator participated in a survey that examined opinions and reflections on implementing differentiated instruction into their specific courses after a period of six months. The results concluded that differentiated instruction provides positive results in the classroom in terms of student academic success and comfort but does require a large amount of teacher preparation time and training.
Gale, Ann, "Differentiated instruction: an investigation of implementation and insights to teachers' thoughts on curriculum" (2007). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1014.