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ERIC Number: ED027256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 6
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Comparison of Four Teacher Training Procedures in Achieving Teacher and Pupil "Translation" Behaviors in Secondary School Social Studies.
Millett, Gregg B.
A study was designed to determine whether different training procedures could change specific behaviors of 39 intern teachers and their pupils in secondary school social studies classes. Interns were randomly assigned to four training groups each of which received typescripts from the 1953 McCarthy investigations which were to be used the next day in developing pupil "translation" behaviors during class discussion of the typescripts. The four treatments were (1) unstructured discussion of the material, (2) oral instruction in the use of teacher translation tactics relative to the material, (3) videotaped demonstration of teacher translation tactics being used to develop pupil oral translations of the material, (4) combination of the oral instruction and the videotaped demonstration. Audiotape recordings of the interns teaching the McCarthy lesson provided data for measuring pupil oral translation and seven teacher translation tactics; written tests given at the end of the period provided a measure of pupil translation ability. Two independent raters scored the tapes and tests. Analyses of variance and the Kruskal-Wallis test of results indicated that treatment 1 was significantly inferior to the others, and the Newman-Keuls test indicated significant differences (.05 level) between treatment 4 and treatments 2 and 3, favoring the combination treatment. (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Assn., Los Angeles, Calif., 1969.