ERIC Number: ED048814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Development of Computer-Assisted Observational Systems for Teacher Training. Final Report.
Capelle, Guy C.; And Others
This report describes initial steps taken in a research project aimed at gaining insight into the nature of effective foreign language teaching. Two systems for observing and describing classroom behavior of teachers and students were developed in this experiment. These systems were used to observe university-level French classes. Data collected from the observations are analyzed to produce profiles of typical classroom behavior and also to attempt to differentiate between behaviors of more effective and less effective teachers. The authors comment on the potential application of the systems in teacher training programs. More than 20 statistical tables are included and serve as the basis for concluding remarks. A bibliography is provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, College Programs, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Research, Interaction Process Analysis, Language Instruction, Methods Research, Modern Languages, Program Effectiveness, Quality Control, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.