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ERIC Number: ED037394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 17
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Teacher Behaviors That Improve the Pupil's Use of Language.
Kelley, Marjorie L.
Minicourse 2, "Thought and Language: Skills for Teaching Kindergarten Children With Minimal Language Experience," was designed to help teachers to meet the needs of such pupils. The course is organized into five sequences in which a set of 14 teaching behaviors are described and demonstrated; specific skills pertain to five areas of language development: extending phrases to complete sentences and refining meanings; establishing and using new language patterns; using language to describe position, to describe and classify objects, and to identify and describe action. The main field test involved 47 kindergarten teachers, and children were from black, migrant white, and Mexican-American communities. The course evaluation involved analysis by trained evaluators of videotaped samples of each teacher's behavior (four 10-minute lessons--each taught to five different pupils--before and after the course). The Wilcoxon T was used in determining the statistical significance of behavior changes. Findings indicated significant positive change in most of the 14 skills. Teachers indicated that the instructional tapes were the most important feature of the course and agreed that the model lessons and Teachers Handbook were useful for the specific suggestions for use in the microteaching lessons. The course underwent operational field testing in 1969 and is expected to be ready for commercial distribution by mid-1970. (Course outline and specific finding are included.) (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, March 1970