ERIC Number: ED031400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Verbal Interaction Patterns in the Classrooms of Selected Science Teachers: Biology.
Gold, Louis Lance
Investigated were whether differences exist in the verbal behavior of effective and less effective secondary school biology teachers. From a population of 29 biology teachers a sample of five effective and five less effective biology teachers was selected. Effectiveness was determined by a teacher's combined score on the Teacher Rating Scale, Student Opinion Questionnaire, and The Teaching Situation Reaction Test. Verbal interaction behavior was categorized using the 16-category system devised by Hough. Concluded were that (1) the percentage of classroom time spent in the 16 categories did not differ significantly for the two groups; (2) the effective teachers did not have ratios of direct to indirect teacher influence that differed significantly from the less effective ones; (3) the two groups did not differ in the ratios of indirect to direct teacher influence regarding student orientation, and total direct teacher influence to total student talk; and (4) although overall classroom patterns of classroom behavior were significantly (.01) different, a statistical analysis of each individual cell did not reveal any significant (.05) differences. (RS)
Descriptors: Biology, Doctoral Dissertations, Instruction, Interaction Process Analysis, Secondary School Science, Teacher Behavior
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: Student Opinion Questionnaire; Teacher Rating Scale; Teaching Situation Reaction Test