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ERIC Number: ED013800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION AND CLINICAL RESEARCH.
WARD, TED W.
THE RATIONALE OF A CLINICAL APPROACH TO RESEARCH ON TEACHER BEHAVIOR IS SET FORTH TOGETHER WITH INDICATION OF DIFFICULTIES. IN ONE CLINICAL STUDY, RECORDS OF FOCUSED OBSERVATIONS OF TEACHER BEHAVIOR WERE REVIEWED BY A SPECIALIST IN LEARNING AND A SPECIALIST IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IN RELATION TO RESEARCH FROM THESE FIELDS. TEACHER DECISIONS PROVED CONSONANT WITH THAT EVIDENCE--HOWEVER, RESEARCH WAS FOUND ON LESS THAN HALF OF THE BEHAVIORS DESCRIBED. THE CONCEPTION OF TEACHING AS A COMPLEX OF DECISION MAKING IS BEING EXPLORED, WITH SELF-REPORT DATA FROM THE TEACHER WHO WAS OBSERVED. AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROBLEM SIMULATOR IS IN DEVELOPMENT USING SMALL-SCALE INSTRUCTIONAL DECISIONS FOR CONFRONTING FUTURE TEACHERS. THIS APPROACH TO TEACHER EDUCATION WILL PREVENT STUDENTS IN EARLY COURSES FROM FEELING A LACK OF REALITY. FIVE ASSUMPTIONS OF BEHAVIORAL THEORY INCLUDE--(1) (A) TEACHING IS A PROCESS IN WHICH ONE PERSON'S BEHAVIOR INDUCES CHANGE IN ANOTHER. (1) (B) TEACHING IS A GENERALIZED SET OF BEHAVIORS WHICH CAN BE EXAMINED AND EXPLAINED IN TERMS OF A GENERAL THEORY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR. (2) TEACHER BEHAVIOR IS THE SINGULAR MODE OF EXPRESSING THE COMPOSITE OF BELIEFS, KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, PERCEPTIONS AND ASPIRATIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE TEACHING IN ANY GIVEN SITUATION. (3) TEACHER BEHAVIOR CAN BE VIEWED AS BEING COMPRISED OF (A) RATIONAL ACTS, AND (B) NONRATIONAL ACTS. PAPER REPRINTED FROM RATHS, JAMES AND LEEPER, ROBERT R. (EDS.) "THE SUPERVISOR--AGENT FOR CHANGE IN TEACHING," ASCD PUBLICATION, WASH., D.C. (RP)
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