ERIC Number: ED023593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Classroom Verbal Behavior of Selected Secondary School Science Student Teachers and Their Cooperating Classroom Teachers.
Matthews, Charles Columbus
Analyzed were behaviors of secondary school science student teachers and their cooperating teachers. Objectives were (1) to provide data on teacher behavior by describing aspects of teacher-pupil verbal interaction, (2) to identify non-random changes in verbal behaviors of the student teacher, (3) to relate these changes to the verbal behaviors of the cooperating teacher, and (4) to produce implications for further research. Eighteen student teachers and 18 cooperating teachers were observed as they taught the same group of students in six 30- to 60-minute observations each. The Flanders system was used as both student and cooperating teachers were observed twice at the beginning of student teaching, twice in the "middle," and twice near the "end." Behavioral changes summarized were as follows: (1) teacher talk becomes more restrictive of student behavior and is devoted increasingly to facts and teacher opinion: acceptance and clarification of student ideas decrease: (2) frequency and length of student response to teacher questions decrease: the length of student initiated comments increases; and (3) periods of silence decrease in length and frequency. Evidence of changes in verbal behavior of student teachers in relation to their cooperating teachers are more pronounced during the first half of student teaching. Seven changes are summarized in the study. (BC)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Interaction Process Analysis, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Verbal Communication
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: Cornell University NY; Flanders System of Interaction Analysis