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ERIC Number: ED039171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 15
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Multidimensionality: A Technique for Studying the Classroom.
Brown, Bob Burton; Bane, Robert King
This report discusses the development and implementation of a program for simultaneous use of three classroom observation systems which measure different dimensions of student behavior. The three observation systems are the Teacher Practices Observation Record, whose basis is the education of students in the process of reflective thinking; the Reciprocal Category System, which measures behavior along the humanistic dimension; and the Florida Taxonomy of Cognitive Behavior, founded on the view of education as the acquisition of knowledge. A research project measured attitudes toward these behavior categories in a group of 109 public school teachers and concluded that none of the attitudes were necessarily interrelated. Thus the need for several types of observation systems was derived and an attempt was made to train teachers in the use of the three different systems and in the formulation of specific behavioral objectives. Other aspects of the program include the development of a system of peer supervision for student teachers in team teaching arrangements and the development of evaluation instruments which measure the effect of teacher behavior on student behavior. (SP 003 835 is a related document) (RT)
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Identifiers: Florida Taxonomy of Cognitive Behavior; Reciprocal Category System; Teacher Practices Observation Record
Note: Paper presented at annual meeting, AERA, Minneapolis, 1970