ERIC Number: ED035600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Training Procedures for Promoting Teacher and Learner Translation Behavior. Technical Report No. 9.
Millett, Gregg B.
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of four training procedures in changing translation behaviors of intern teachers and their pupils in secondary school social studies classes. The four training procedures or treatments (applied to four randomly assigned groups of intern teachers) were: an unstructured discussion of material that was to be taught later in social studies class; (2) oral instruction on how to teach the material; (3) videotaped demonstration of how to teach the material; and (4) a combination of the oral instruction and demonstration procedures. "Translation" was defined as "statements about the meanings of written words and combinations of written words in light of the context in which the words were used" and was classified and measured according to (1) pupil translation statements (oral and written) and (2) seven types of teacher behavior ("translation strategies"). Analysis of tapes of classroom presentations and discussions indicated significant differences (.01 level) between the four treatments: i.e., the unstructured discussion procedure was the least effective; and the demonstration plus presentation procedure was most effective (.05 level of significance). No differences were indicated between treatments on the written test scores. (Author/ES)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.