ERIC Number: ED050998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Piaget Interviews and Interaction Analysis in the Preparation of Science Teachers: A Comparison.
Jones, Linda; Butts, David P.
Nineteen beginning preservice science teachers were randomly assigned to one of the following treatments given in the first two weeks of the semester: a) training in interaction analysis (a modification of Hall's instrument for the analysis of science teaching; b) training in conducting and interpreting Piaget-type interviews; and c) a control group of elementary school methods lectures on graph interpretation. In a one-to-one setting with elementary students, teacher behavior and concern level were measured at pre-, post-, and delayed post-test sessions. Pretest scores were used as covariates. Concern levels increased immediately after treatment but decreased to initial levels at the end of the semester, regardless of treatment. Of thirteen teacher behaviors measured by the interaction analysis instrument the only one to change significantly was the flexibility score of the interaction-analysis trained group, which increased over the long-term, but not in the time of treatment. (Authors/AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Piaget (Jean)