ERIC Number: ED028124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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A Computer-Assisted Teacher Training System.
Semmel, M. I.
This series of working papers represents early stages in the development of a versatile and economical Computer-Assisted Teacher Training System (CATTS) for special educators, a system capable of providing immediate visual feedback of data relevant to teacher-pupil interaction in a classroom setting. Part 1 discusses the problem of existing systems of classroom analysis: delayed feedback and the tedium of coding, summarizing, and analyzing verbal interaction data. Part 2 discusses the philosophical rationale and cybernetic model guiding development of CATTS. The components of the system (teaching situation, observation-coding station, and analysis-encoding station) are outlined and the initial computer prototype program described. Part 3 presents an overview of the initial pilot demonstration study with CATTS. Charts illustrate the different facets of the system in operation and the cathode ray tube cumulative functions used as feedback information to the instructor of an educational psychology class. Part 4 is a description and preliminary evaluation of four visual display programs developed for CATTS. Part 5 reviews the literature relevant to major facets of CATTS: the problem of training special educators for the retarded, existing systems for the analysis of classroom behavior, and the role of feedback variables in teacher training. (Author/JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.