ERIC Number: ED250371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Role Set Determinants of Teacher Reports of Classroom Behavior.
Pajak, Edward F.; And Others
A discrepancy exists between teacher self-appraisal and reports of students and outside observers. Based on role theory this study explored some social correlates of teacher reports of classroom behavior. Data were collected from two sessions (88 teachers) at a staff development center. Teachers reported: (1) occurrence frequencies of nine classroom behaviors; (2) estimates of occurrence frequencies needed by their students and expected by their supervisor and colleagues; and (3) demographic information. Correlation analyses indicate teacher reports of their classroom behavior appear to be related to the perceptions teachers have of the needs and expectations of others in their role set. Teacher teaching experience, grade level, faculty size, and frequency of supervisor contact influence these perceptions. Whether teacher beliefs are accurate is not known. Other research suggests discrepancies between teachers, and between teachers and administrators, about classroom objectives. Further research is needed before implications for practice are clear. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis; Teacher Expectations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (West Palm Beach, FL, February 9-12, 1984).