ERIC Number: ED034620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Demonstration of the Effect of an Adaptation of Microteaching on the Instructional Behavior of Rural School Teachers. Final Report.
Codwell, John E.
A project designed to demonstrate the effect of an adaptation of the microteaching technique on the instructional behavior of rural school teachers was conducted in three rural school systems in Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Fifty-one teachers and 1,114 pupils participated. Teachers were pre-rated by a 5-member rating team utilizing the Stanford Teacher Competence Appraisal Guide and the Ryans' Classroom Observation Record. Each teacher assessed his own attitude using the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory. Teacher performance was recorded on videotape, which was utilized for suggesting improvements. Following a 12-week "laboratory teaching period," teachers were again rated and self-assessed. A second videotape was made. The statistical techniques utilized in this study were linear correlation analysis, variance analysis, and canonical correlation analysis. It is concluded that a rural school teacher's opportunity to see and hear his performance in the classroom by means of videotape has a highly significant improvement effect on his instructional behavior. The variables of sex of teacher, level of teaching (elementary or secondary), and years of teaching experience make no significant difference in improvement of classroom teaching performance gained through methods utilized in this project.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.