ERIC Number: ED059094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Flanders System of Interaction Analysis and Science Teacher Effectiveness.
Evans, Thomas P.
The Flanders system of Interaction Analysis is used to determine whether a teacher is indirect or direct in his approach to motivation and control in the classroom. The system describes, rather than evaluates, teacher behaviors in the order in which they occur, in any subject at any level. It does not, however, include nonverbal behaviors and student-student interaction. A review of ten studies using the system in science classes provides evidence that the technique is useful for identifying some aspects of science teacher effectiveness. But, because of the limitations of the research design and the Flanders system, contradictory and inconsistent results, and inadequate descriptions of the design in many studies, no clear relationship between teaching style and teacher effectiveness can be shown. Recommendations concerning appropriate criterion measures, modifications of Flanders' system, research design and reporting, and further questions for analysis, arise from the review. (AL)
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Identifiers: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis
Note: Paper presented at the annual NARST meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 8, 1970