ERIC Number: ED021822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of the Teaching Research System for the Description of Teacher Behavior in Context.
Schalock, H. Del
This overview describes a system for measuring instructional and management parameters of teaching through a method of classroom observation in which live observers and video tapes record teacher and learner behavior (both verbal and nonverbal) and the social-political-physical characteristics of the setting. Presentation is in 3 sections: (1) the methodology of the system, including the units of measurement employed in the analysis of teacher-learner interaction, the recording procedures followed, and the nature of the data that derive from the interaction analysis; (2) the content of the system, that is, the dimensions of teaching behavior, child behavior, and setting described; and (3) evidence of the utility of the system, based on tests of validity and reliability. Ten tables and 8 figures are used to illustrate the conceptual basis of the system, relationships between the contextual variables it measures, categories used to describe the 4 aspects of teacher and learner behavior (focus, teaching operation, affective qualities, substantive content), etc. A 19-item bibliography is included. This system evolved as an adjunct to the Teaching Research project "Increasing Prediction of Teachers' Classroom Behavior Through Use of Motion Picture Tests"; the final report of that project is also in the ERIC collection. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.