ERIC Number: ED035598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Experience as a Modifier of Teaching Behavior. Final Report.
Sandefur, J. T.; And Others
The research conducted in this study was specifically designed to examine the changes in teacher behavior exhibited during student teaching and those behaviors exhibited during the last three weeks of the subjects' first year of teaching. The specific behaviors examined were assessed by the Classroom Observation Record (which included four dimensions of pupil behavior and 18 dimensions of teacher behavior) and teacher behaviors which could be examined through a 16-category system of interaction analysis. The subjects were 50 secondary teachers who were completing their initial year of teaching, all of whom had been participants in a previous research study which established the "pre" data on teaching behaviors. Twenty-five were members of an experimental preservice program which emphasized indirect teaching behaviors. Twenty-five were members of a control group. Among the conclusions derived from extensive data were: (1) Certain teaching behaviors are significantly modified by teaching experience (e.g., increases in such areas as fairness, kindliness, responsiveness, understanding, poise, confidence, reliance upon directed practice and indirect methods); and (2) Significant differences existed between the experimental and control groups. (See document for detailed analysis.) Pupil behavior and teacher ability to stimulate students did not seem to be significantly altered as a result of teacher experience. (Author/ES)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Teachers Coll., Emporia.