Direct Instruction

Sara Tarver, University of Wisconsin
Alert Issue 2, Summer 1999

Direct Instruction (DI) is an approach to teacher-directed explicit instruction distinguished from other approaches by its emphasis on both instruction and curriculum design. The goal of DI is to accelerate student learning by maximizing efficiency in the design and delivery of instruction. Our review of the research on DI indicates that it is an effective instructional approach and can be reliably implemented for elementary students with LD. Questions remain regarding the long-term benefits of DI, as well as its efficacy at the secondary level.

Direct Instruction - Alert Issue 2

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