ERIC Number: ED053818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study in the Utilization of Technologically Advanced Techniques for Teacher-Parent-Child Assessment. Final Report.
Ravey, Phyllis; And Others
This report describes a pilot study in the use of video tape as a recording and reporting device for a child's responses in a learning situation. It was believed that video tape could be used as an improved means of home-school communication. Nineteen 5-year-old subjects in groups of six were videotaped for 12-minute segments in actual classroom situations. At a scheduled parent-teacher conference, both parents of each child (separated by a screen to eliminate partner influence) viewed the tape and recorded 5 specific items of their child's behavior on the form provided. Student behavior categories were: (1) intent on ongoing work, (2) remark which is task oriented, (3) non-task oriented remark, (4) daydreaming, and (5) fidgeting. Using the tape method, parents were able to see their child's problems and potentials directly and without initial elaboration by the teacher at the parent conference. Parents initiated the comments and the teacher became a participant in the evaluation rather than the judge. Parents compared their tabulations after viewing the tape, often revealing inconsistent expectations between parents. Fathers were usually responsive to more items in a given segment of time than the mothers. Study findings suggest that use of video tape might help identify a child's learning pattern or consistent school life pattern. (Author/AJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.