ERIC Number: ED202740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Behavior Model Analysis on Teachers' Behaviors During Science Activity Lessons.
Miller, Priscilla Ann
Reported are results of a study that investigated the effects of teacher training strategy on science activity lesson teaching behaviors of preservice teachers. The relationship between teaching behaviors and student achievement was also investigated. Preservice teachers (N=43) enrolled in elementary, middle, and secondary school science instructional methods courses were introduced to the activity lesson instructional behaviors. Two experimental groups of teachers then viewed and analyzed video taped model activity lessons, using the Science Laboratory Analysis System (SLAS). A control group received no further instruction beyond the initial introduction to the activity lesson behaviors. Behaviors of each preservice teacher were assessed on two science activity lessons, one taught to peers in a micro-teaching situation and one taught to a class of public school pupils. Pupil achievement was measured with pre- and post-tests based on the lesson objectives. Results include the findings that both experimental groups used significantly more of the 28 behaviors coded with SLAS than did the control group, and a significant position correlation was found between teaching behaviors and pupil achievement. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, Ellenville, NY, April 5-8, 1981). Contains occasional light type.