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ERIC Number: ED010608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 200
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING THE REACTIONS OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN BIOLOGY CLASSES.
PARAKH, JAL S.
A CATEGORY SYSTEM FOR THE DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF TEACHER-PUPIL INTERACTION IN HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY CLASSES WAS DEVELOPED. IN THE FIRST PHASE, A HETEROGENEOUS SAMPLE OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS WAS USED FOR OBSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CATEGORY SYSTEM. OBSERVATIONS WERE MADE OF LECTURE AND LABORATORY SESSIONS, VERBAL AND NONVERBAL CLASSROOM COMMUNICATIONS, AND THE INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIORS OF BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. IN THE SECOND PHASE, ADDITIONAL TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS WERE OBSERVED, AND THE TENTATIVE CATEGORY SYSTEM WAS REVISED. DATA GATHERED FROM 40 LECTURES AND LABS PLUS 40,000 INDIVIDUAL OBSERVATIONS WERE PROCESSED, AND THE FREQUENCIES OF VARIOUS SEQUENCES OF BEHAVIOR WERE FOUND AND ANALYZED. THE CATEGORIES COVERED FIVE MAJOR DIMENSIONS OF TEACHER-STUDENT BEHAVIOR--(1) EVALUATIVE, (2) COGNITIVE, (3) PROCEDURAL, (4) PUPIL TALK, AND (5) SILENCE. ALLOWANCE WAS ALSO MADE FOR BEHAVIORS THAT COULD NOT BE CATEGORIZED IN THE DIMENSIONS OF THE CATEGORY SYSTEM. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT TEACHER-PUPIL INTERACTION IN BIOLOGY CAN BE STUDIED IN DETAIL AND THAT INTERACTION ANAYSIS OFFERS SOUND POSSIBILITIES FOR STUDYING SCIENCE TEACHING. HE FURTHER STATED THAT, WHILE THE STUDY PROVIDES A TENTATIVE DESCRIPTION, IT IS NOT AN EVALUATION OR CHARACTERIZATION OF GOOD OR BAD, EFFECTIVE OR INEFFECTIVE TEACHING. (PM)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Ithaca)