ERIC Number: ED043575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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The Analysis and Identification of Content Development Patterns in Classroom Communication.
Hill, John C.
A study of the dynamic organization of content through the sequence of communication behaviors in the classroom attempted to 1) systematically analyze observed and classified communication behaviors of teachers and students in the classroom which relate to content; 2) display the data thus generated so that elements, sequences, and organizations of communication behaviors related to content development can be studied and analyzed; and 3) extrapolate prototypes of content development from the analysis of elements, relationships, and organizing principles of content communication behaviors. Twelve junior high school teachers and their students were observed and video-taped as they engaged in teaching and learning activities in the four subject areas of science, mathematics, social studies, and English. Tapes of 34 class sessions were classified and codified using the 12-category Content Analysis System (developed and refined from a basic scheme of five categories: background, naming, defining, examples, and amplification). Analysis of data consisted of a classification of elements of content communication and the identification of larger and larger sequences of communication behaviors within which these content elements were found. Analysis of elements and larger sequences of data was made of the sample as a whole and within the sample according to subject area and according to individual teachers. (Summary findings are presented and the category system is included.) (JS)
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Identifiers: Content Analysis System
Note: Paper presented at AERA annual meeting, Minneapolis, Mar 70