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ERIC Number: ED015817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EVALUATION APPROACH DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY THE LEVELS OF THINKING EXISTENT IN SELECT CLASSROOMS AS EXHIBITED BY TEACHER AND STUDENT VERBAL BEHAVIOR. FINAL REPORT.
DOAK, E. DALE
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE LEVELS OF THINKING THAT CHARACTERIZED TRACK I AND TRACK IV CLASSES IN ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND SOCIAL STUDIES AT THE EIGHTH GRADE LEVEL. THE DATA WERE GATHERED AT CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO, BY OBSERVERS RECORDING THE VERBAL INTERCHANGES AND TEACHER-PUPIL TALK OR PUPIL-PUPIL TALK, WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THREE-MINUTE INTERVALS IN THE EIGHTH GRADE CLASSES DESIGNATED AS THE SAMPLE. FIVE OBSERVERS VISITED EACH CLASS ON DIFFERENT DAYS AND RECORDED A TOTAL OF TWENTY-EIGHT OBSERVATIONS. THE STATISTICAL COMPARISONS YIELDED NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEANS AT THE .05 LEVEL. CONCLUSIONS FROM THE STUDY INDICATE--(1) DIFFERENTIATION OF INSTRUCTION BETWEEN TRACK I AND IV IN ALL SUBJECT AREAS INVESTIGATED DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE IN TERMS OF LEVEL OF THINKING, (2) TEACHING IN THE SUBJECT AREAS INVESTIGATED APPEARS TO BE AIMED PRIMARILY AT THE COMMUNICATION OF KNOWLEDGE RATHER THAN AT ACTIVE EXPLORATION THROUGH VARIED LEVELS OF THINKING, (3) APPARENTLY TEACHER VERBALIZATION PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN DETERMINING THE LEVEL AT WHICH CLASSROOM INTERACTION OCCURS, AND (4) THINKING AT ONE LEVEL SHOULD BE DEVELOPED ADEQUATELY BEFORE HIGHER LEVELS ARE ATTEMPTED. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: NEW MEXICO; New Mexico (Alamogordo)