ERIC Number: ED032771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Video-Taped Single Concept Demonstrations in an In-Service Program for Improving Instruction.
In an age of rapid change in school buildings, materials and curriculum, classroom teaching has not kept pace with progress in other areas. Continuous re-education is needed to maintain the competence of teaching personnel already in service. One way of providing this instruction is through the use of video tape techniques to demonstrate good teaching practice. Video tape has the advantage of providing realistic demonstrations in different teaching conditions and allowing instruction without disrupting normal school functions. This study investigated the effectiveness of video-taped demonstrations in changing practices and viewpoints of different types of teachers when used in varying ways. Video-taped demonstrations had a positive effect on quality of teaching, the greatest change occurring in those rated as needing the greatest improvement and among the highly motivated. Young teachers learned strategies faster but older teachers adapted learning more effectively to the classroom situation. Principals were fair raters of teacher improvement. A review of teacher training techniques and a bibliography are included. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Improvement, Instructional Design, Instructional Improvement, Microcounseling, Microteaching, School Personnel, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Supervision, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Training Methods, Videotape Recordings
Bureau of Education Research and Services, College of Education, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.