ERIC Number: ED065457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Modification of the Verbal Behavior of Teachers: Its Impact on the Verbal Behavior of Pupils.
Tardif, Robert F.
To observe the impact of teachers' verbal behavior upon the verbal behavior of students, 12 intermediate grade teachers and their classes were identified in 10 rural schools near Fresno, California. The 10 schools were chosen to participate in the study because of their in-service teacher program. Teachers from five randomly selected schools received training in the use of Parsons' Guided Self-Analysis (GSA), the other group became a control group. There were three fifth and three sixth grade teachers in each group. Each teacher was videotaped four or more times after treatment began. The pupils in the classes were pre- and post-Tested, using two published critical thinking tests. The test results and the first and last sets of videotapes were the sources of data used for the study. The two groups of teachers were not significantly different on 13 variables of teacher behavior prior to treatment. The two groups of classes of pupils were not significantly different on 7 variables of pupil behavior prior to treatment. At the end of 13 weeks of treatment, the two groups of teachers were statistically different on 4 of 7 variables. These differences were attributed to treatment effects. A 17-item bibliography is included. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Program Evaluation and Research.
Identifiers: Parsons Guided Self Analysis