ERIC Number: ED061423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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An Analysis of Student-Teacher Interaction in Distributive Education Classrooms.
Eggland, Steven A.
Using data collected for 55 Wisconsin secondary school distributive education (DE) programs, this study sought to: (1) describe the nature of the student-teacher interaction in DE classes in a way that will be helpful to future investigators, (2) compare the interaction patterns for Wisconsin high school DE classes with established norms for other types of classes, and (3) compare the interaction patterns of DE classes and teacher-coordinators who have selected characteristics. Data for the study included a sample of verbal student-teacher interaction from the distributive education classes as well as personal and professional data regarding the teacher-coordinator and the classes. Based upon the findings of the study several conclusions were reached, including: (1) Student-teacher interaction in DE classes is different in some respects than it is in other classes, (2) DE coordinators who are 35 or over tend to talk more and their students tend to talk less than those coordinators who are under 35 years of age and their students, and (3) There is no significant evidence in this study to show that male and female teacher-coordinators or their students are different in any way when comparied using the interaction variable data. (JS)
Descriptors: Distributive Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Instructor Coordinators, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Secondary Education, Students, Teacher Characteristics, Verbal Communication
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Wisconsin University