ERIC Number: ED335116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Conversational Response Latencies of Teachers and Reticent Children.
Evans, Mary Ann
This study examined the response latencies of 19 reticent kindergarten children, 19 peer controls, and their teachers during three "show and tell" sessions. Findings indicated that both groups of children took longer to respond to product questions than to choice questions or comments. Similarly, teachers waited longer for responses to product questions and waited equally long for both groups. However, after verbal children spoke, teachers waited longer before making a follow-up remark. Findings are discussed in terms of response complexity, teacher expectancy, support and control, and communication development. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conversational Flow; Reticence
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).