This two-book set includes one copy of Theory of Instruction: Principles and Applications and one copy of Rubric for Identifying Authentic Direct Instruction Programs.
Theory of Instruction: Principles and Applications
In the book Theory of Instruction: Principles and Applications, Siegfried Engelmann and co-author Douglas Carnine describe the theory underlying the development of Direct Instruction curriculums.
Engelmann and Carnine not only spell out in detail the scientific and logical basis on which their theory is based but provide a multitude of in-depth descriptions and guidelines for applying this theory to a wide range of curricula.
This book will help the reader understand why the Direct Instruction programs authored by Engelmann and his colleagues have proven uniquely effective with students from all social and economic backgrounds, and how the guidelines based on the theory can be applied to a wide range of instructional challenges, from designing curricula for disadvantaged preschoolers to teaching algebraic concepts to older students.
Authors: Siegfried Engelmann and Douglas Carnine
Rubric for Identifying Authentic Direct Instruction Programs
Rubric for Identifying Authentic Direct Instruction Programs is co-authored by the founder of Direct Instruction, Zig Engelmann, and educational consultant Geoff Colvin. It articulates and illustrates most of the major principles followed in the development of Direct Instruction programs.
This information is useful for the following reasons:
- It permits a critic to look at material and judge whether it is true Direct Instruction or some form of imitation that does not adhere to the full set of axioms that characterize true DI.
- It shows the level of detail associated with what students are told, how they are tested, what kind of practice is provided, and how the material is reviewed and expanded from one lesson to the next.
Authors: Siegfried Engelmann and Geoff Colvin