ERIC Number: ED173326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Perceptions of Student Affect. Research Series No. 44.
Prawat, Richard S.
The study reported in this paper focuses on teacher perceptions of students' affective or noncognitive behavior in the classroom. Elementary school teachers were asked to describe in writing five events or situations involving students that they judged to be fairly typical and that had occurred in their classrooms. The emphasis was upon events rather than individuals, so a broad perspective might be obtained on the teachers' perceptions of student behavior. Results suggest that students' adjustment to the classroom and other students is of greater concern to teachers than individual students' personal adjustment. It was also concluded that teachers' perceptions of classroom behavior is based more upon the group than upon individuals. (JD)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavior Change, Classroom Techniques, Emotional Response, Group Dynamics, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship, Responses, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Response
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.