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ERIC Number: ED013209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF TEACHER-PUPIL INTERACTION IN HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY CLASSES.
PARAKH, JAL SOHRAB
A CATEGORY SYSTEM FOR SYSTEMATIC OBSERVATION OF HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY LABORATORY AND LECTURE-DISCUSSION-RECITATION CLASSES WAS DEVELOPED AND USED TO QUANTIFY, ANALYZE, AND DESCRIBE OBSERVED CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR. THE CATEGORY SYSTEM WAS DEVELOPED BY OBSERVING EIGHT HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHERS ONCE EACH MONTH FOR FOUR SUCCESSIVE MONTHS. THE OBSERVER RECORDED VERBAL BEHAVIOR AND MAINTAINED NOTES OF HIS OBSERVATIONS. THE CATEGORY SYSTEM IS COMPOSED OF FIVE MAJOR DIMENSIONS--EVALUATIVE (AFFECTIVE-COGNITIVE), COGNITIVE, PROCEDURAL, PUPIL-TALK, AND SILENCE. THESE DIMENSIONS ARE DIVIDED INTO 16 MAJOR CATEGORIES, 28 SUBCATEGORIES, AND A "RESIDUAL" CATEGORY FOR COMMUNICATION WHICH CAN NOT BE CLASSIFIED BY THIS SYTEM. THE DATA OBTAINED FROM CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS WERE ANALYZED AND THE FOLLOWING FINDINGS WERE REPORTED. (1) IN LECTURE CLASSES ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE TIME WAS DEVOTED TO TEACHER-TALK AND 10 PER CENT TO PUPIL-TALK. (2) IN LABORATORY CLASSES ABOUT 50 PER CENT OF THE TIME WAS DEVOTED TO TEACHER-TALK AND 10 PER CENT TO STUDENT-TALK. (3) TEACHER BEHAVIORS IN THE EVALUATIVE, PROCEDURAL, AND COGNITIVE DIMENSIONS DIFFERED IN LABORATORY AND LECTURE CLASSES. (4) FOUR OPERATIONS OF TEACHING WERE USED IN THE FOLLOWING DECREASING ORDER OF OCCURRENCE--STATING FACTS, EXPLAINING, DEFINING, AND EVALUATING SUBJECT MATTER. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS ORDER NUMBER 66-4492 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM, $9.00 XEROGRAPHY, FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48103. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
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