ERIC Number: ED243839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Does Time-On-Task Work for Teacher Training Too?
Anderson, Sandra Lee
This study compared the results of four different methods of observing teacher training. In addition, it used the results to identify those training techniques which seemed to be better at changing teachers' behavior in their classrooms. Twenty-nine teachers were trained by five trainers in five weekly training sessions, which were tape recorded. The recordings were analyzed using these observation methods: (1) Trainer Citation of Observation Variables; (2) Flanders Interaction Analysis; (3) B. O. Smith's Analysis of the Logic of Teaching; and (4) Content Analysis. The dependent variable was based upon pre- and post-training observations of the teachers in their own classrooms. The findings of the four observation methods, while consistent, revealed different facets of the training experience. The most accurate predictor of resulting teacher change was the total number of Trainer Citations of the Observation Variables, but the framework for the model, the structure of the trainer's interactions, relied upon the Flanders Matrix. B. O. Smith's analysis gave a glimpse into the processes that take place between the trainer and teachers, and how a teacher is induced to change. The Content Analysis identified those areas of training that appear to be the most useful to teachers in enabling them to change their teaching behaviors. Fourteen tables are included in the report. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Inservice Teacher Education, Junior High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Time on Task, Training Methods, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).