ERIC Number: ED368579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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The Interpersonal Significance of Molecular Behavior of Science Teachers in Lab Lessons: A Dutch Perspective.
Tartwijk, Jan van; And Others
Many researchers have begun to investigate possible predictors for the problems that beginning teachers may or may not face early in their career (often many of the problems faced are related to establishing and maintaining 'order' in the classroom). Two broad factors related to this problem were identified: (1) interpersonal aspect of teacher behavior; and (2) pedagogical-methodological aspect. This document focuses on the development of scientifically based guidelines concerning interpersonal teacher behavior in order to improve the quality of teacher education. Specifically, a model for interpersonal teacher behavior was operationalized in the form a questionnaire to determine the importance of physics teachers' communication style on student outcomes and attitudes. Suggestions are made to beginning teachers. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Anaheim, CA, March 19-24, 1994).