ERIC Number: ED177486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Study of Reading Group Instruction: Data from Teacher Interviews. R&D Report No. 4073.
Anderson, Linda M.; Brophy, Jere E.
As part of an investigation of effective first grade reading group instruction, teacher interviews were conducted and analyzed to determine differences between control and treatment group teachers, the relation between interview responses and adjusted student achievement, and the relation between teacher self-ratings and observed behaviors. Ten teachers were a control group, while the other 17 teachers used an instructional model consisting of 22 principles believed to promote effective instruction in small groups in the early grades. The model emphasized the management of the group as a whole and the feedback teachers gave to student answers. Although the results were not as strong as expected--few clear relationships existed between interview responses and adjusted achievement--the responses of treatment teachers were more in line with the treatment than were the control group's responses. Behaviors that had been most specifically described in the treatment model correlated with teachers' observed behaviors. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: For related documents, see CS 004 705-706 and CS 005 017