ERIC Number: ED027567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Effectiveness in Control of Child Behavior. Section Three. Interim Report.
Mattson, Robert H.; Buckley, Nancy K.
Within the classroom, the teacher is an improtant social variable who controls other environmental variables. Some research on teacher effectiveness has considered personal or interaction variables. In order to study the variable of teacher test organization, a pilot study was conducted in two elementary schools in Eugene, Oregon. Each teacher was evaluated on ability to handle behavior problems or deviancies within the classroom. The evaluation instruments were a background questionnaire, behavior dimension ratings by principals, and ranking of global effectiveness by a panel. There was high correlation (.87) between effective teachers and smoothness of transition periods. Correlation (.78) was found between teacher involvement with outside activities and teacher effectiveness. A study of teacher lesson plans proved many of those plans too vague to use as a technique for measuring length and variety of tasks. Specific hypotheses for further investigation deal with (1) organization of the teaching day, (2) activity variety, (3) transition periods, and (4) reinforcement. (KP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.