ERIC Number: ED023574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Exploration of the Flanders System of Interaction Analysis as a Supervisory Device with Science Interns.
Yulo, Ralph James, Jr.
Analyzed was the use of the Flanders technique of interaction analysis as a supervisory device with science interns. Fourteen candidates for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree were involved in the study. Seven spring-term interns were in the control group, and five fall-term and two spring-term interns comprised the experimental group. Each intern received the usual supervision, and each was observed six times for recording of classroom verbal behavior with the Flanders instrument. Only the experimental group received feedback data. Conferences were held to assist the intern in using the data for studying and modifying his behavior. Analysis was made to determine significant differences between early and late performance. Individual case studies for each experimental intern revealed how they perceived, responded to, and made use of the data. Results indicated (1) the Flanders data can be used by interns to study their teaching and become more aware of the dynamics of classroom interaction, (2) interns in the experimental group did not make a significantly greater number of changes in their verbal behavior than the control group, and (3) interns varied in the degree to which they accepted and used the data. It was concluded that the Flanders instrument can be a useful device as one component of a comprehensive approach to supervision. (BC)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation, Interaction Process Analysis, Science Education, Self Evaluation, Student Teaching, Supervision, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Education, Verbal Communication
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis; Harvard University MA