ERIC Number: ED204111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Three Kinds of Feedback on Math Teaching Performance.
Andros, Kathleen F.; Freeman, Donald J.
The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine if a teacher's level of implementation of the direct instruction model would vary as a function of the type of feedback received during initial attempts to apply the model. Twenty-five elementary school teachers were randomly assigned to one of three treatment conditions: (1) nine worked alone while analyzing tape recordings of two practice lessons; (2) nine received some feedback from the instructor during these analyses; and (3) seven worked through the practice tapes with their colleagues. The results of an ANCOVA test suggested that members of the three treatment groups did not differ in their overall level of implementation of the model during the lesson that served as the post test. Different types of feedback did not result in different levels of implementation of the model. However, there was some evidence that the three treatments did influence teachers to focus on different classroom events during their analyses of the practice lessons. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Direct Instruction Model; Mathematics Education Research; Missouri Mathematics Effectiveness Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).