ERIC Number: ED238062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Power in the Classroom III: Teacher Communication Techniques and Messages.
Kearney, Patricia; And Others
As part of a research project on teacher power in the classroom, a study examined behavior alteration techniques (BATs) and behavior representative messages (BAMs) used by elementary and secondary school teachers in classroom management. In the first phase of the study, 177 college students generated lists of BATs and BAMs, and then, working in groups, arranged them in categories. In the second phase, 18 BATs with sample BAMs were taken from the lists and used to generate an instrument that was administered to 204 public school teachers, who indicated how often they used each to get their students to change behavior and how effective they were in achieving this. They also indicated how often their students used the same techniques in getting them to change behavior. Results showed that the teachers relied primarily on reward-type BATs. They also reported that their students did not frequently employ any of the BATs to change teacher behavior. Potential predictors of differential teacher use of BATs were not found to be meaningful. (The list of BATs and BAMs is appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Power
Note: For related documents, see ED 215 389 and ED 225 218.