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ERIC Number: ED012261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECT OF TRAINING FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENT TEACHERS IN INTERACTION ANALYSIS.
MOSKOWITZ, GERTRUDE
FOURTEEN FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDENT TEACHERS WERE TAUGHT THE FLANDERS SYSTEM OF INTERACTION ANALYSIS, ADDING A BEHAVIORAL-SCIENCE DIMENSION TO THEIR CUSTOMARY STUDY OF NEW METHODS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING. PRE- AND POST-TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED AFTER 8 WEEKS, COVERING (1) PUPIL ATTITUDES TOWARD THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE, FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASS, (2) TEACHER REACTIONS TO CLASSROOM SITUATIONS ALONG DIRECT-INDIRECT LINES, INCLUDING POSSIBLE ATTITUDE CHANGES AFTER TRAINING, (3) ATTITUDES AND DEGREE OF SATISFACTION OF STUDENT TEACHERS AND COOPERATING TEACHERS TOWARD EACH OTHER. TAPES WERE MADE OF FOUR CLASSES, WHICH YIELDED PRE- AND POST-FLANDERS GRAMMAR AND CONVERSATION MATRICES. SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS WERE--(1) MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD TEACHING BY STUDENT TEACHERS, (2) MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDES BY PUPILS TOWARD SEVERAL ITEMS WHICH APPEAR RELATED TO CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS OF STUDENT TEACHERS, (3) MORE INDIRECT TEACHING PATTERNS USED BY STUDENT TEACHERS, AND (4) MORE EXPRESSION OF PUPILS' OWN IDEAS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES. THOUGH GRAMMAR CLASSES SEEMED MORE, AND CONVERSATION CLASSES LESS RESTRICTIVE, SIMILAR BEHAVIOR CHANGES WERE NOTED IN BOTH. STUDENT TEACHERS FELT THE FLANDERS SYSTEM SHOULD BECOME A REQUIREMENT FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS. RESULTS APPEAR SIMILAR TO THOSE FOUND IN EARLIER STUDIES OF THE USE OF INTERACTION ANALYSIS IN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 1967). (AF)
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Identifiers: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis; New York (New York); TEACHING SITUATION REACTION TEST