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Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Research demonstrates that authentic instruction is an effective form of teaching and raising student achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine high school math or science teachers who had a high interest in using authentic instruction in three different school settings--an alternative school, a charter school, and a traditional school. Ultimately, the goal was to see how authentic instruction, if at all, benefited student learning in different environments, if it worked the same in contrasting environments, and how teachers were overcoming obstacles and effectively implementing authentic instruction. Findings indicate that maintaining authentic instruction should include quality teachers, collaboration, and sustained professional development.