ERIC Number: ED035599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Project Evaluation: The Effect of Selected Media Feedback upon the Interactive Behavior of Student Teachers. Final Report.
Kiser, Luther; And Others
The purpose of this research project was to ascertain the medium (i.e., video tape, audio tape, or regular supervisory feedback) that had the greatest impact in changing the classroom interactive behavior of selected student teachers as measured by Flanders' interaction analysis categories. The study involved three matched groups of student teachers of English (video experimental, audio experimental, and control), each of which received one of the types of feedback from one of two supervising teachers. Data was subjected to the two-tail test of significance at the .05 level of confidence. Although change in instructional behavior occurred in all three groups, and although the magnitude of the directional change was greater for student teachers receiving video or audio recorded feedback than for teachers in the control group, the only statistically significant behavior change occurred in the video experimental group. Members of this group exerted significantly less "direct teaching influence" and significantly more "indirect teaching influence." Findings and conclusions suggest that utilizing video recorded classroom interaction as part of the supervisory process has positive results and that the effect of both video and audio supplemented supervisory feedback could be enhanced by having supervising teachers highly trained in the use of various feedback media. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis