ERIC Number: ED182648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-4
Reference Count: 0
Influence of Addressee and Activity on Kindergarten Teachers' Directives.
Shapiro, Edythe R.
Kindergarten teachers' directives uttered during the first month of school were compared with those uttered three months later. It was expected that changes associated with different classroom organizational structures, with increasing child sophistication, and with size of group being addressed, would influence the type and clarity of teacher directive. Two one-hour observations were held in each of three kindergarten classrooms in September and again in December. Teacher directives became fewer in number and less direct, but remained clear. Structured lessons increased as did directives to small groups. Directives varied in systematic ways. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)