ERIC Number: ED024652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Reference Count: 0
"Ideas for the Development of Programs Relating to Interaction Analysis."
Hough, John B.
It has been demonstrated that interaction analysis is a useful tool for helping teachers not only to hold illustrations of their teaching for future analysis but also to focus on and analyze specific aspects of their verbal instructional behavior. Apparently, four conditions are necessary to enable teachers to analyze and evaluate their instructional behavior: (1) Teachers must want to experiment with and improve their instruction. (2) They must be given a technique or system enabling them to analyze and control their instructional behavior. (3) They must be encouraged to define the types or patterns of instructional behavior with which they wish to experiment. (4) They must have feedback concerning their progress toward instructional goals. Several steps are necessary to make it possible for teachers to experiment with and to improve their verbal instructional behavior. First, they must be provided with administrative support. Second, a small cadre of teachers and/or supervisors must be trained as reliable observers to serve as a standard of reliability for teachers who will be trained later. Third, development of analyses more complex than the present 10-category interaction analysis could be carried out. (This paper was presented at a Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, conference, August 1966.) (Author/SG)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Note: Title III PACE, Projects to Advance Creativity in Educ., Conference report, Aug. 23-25, 1966, Tustin, Mich., p. 97-114.