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ERIC Number: ED038346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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The Relationships Between Teacher Perception of Pupils and Teacher Behavior Toward Those Pupils.
Kranz, Patricia L.; And Others
A study attempted to determine whether there are significant differences between substantive, positive appraisal, negative appraisal, and managerial behaviors a teacher exhibits toward pupils he perceives to be of high, average, and low academic potential and of high, average, and low achievement level. Ten null hypotheses were formulated to answer the questions. Independent variables were high, average, and low teacher perceptions of pupil academic potential and pupil achievement; dependent variables were the substantive, positive appraisal, negative appraisal, managerial, and total teacher verbal behaviors. Subjects were 11 urban elementary teachers and their 285 pupils. Teacher verbal behavior data was collected through classroom observation (150 minutes per class) using a modification of the Observational System of Instructional Analysis (Hough and Duncan, in press); data included identification of pupils who were the object of each individually-directed teacher behavior. Data was collected from each teacher regarding his perceptions of the relative academic potential and achievement level of each pupil. Statistical analyses included chi-square, Spearman rank correlation coefficients, and Kendall coefficients of concordance. In general, findings suggest relationships between the perceptions a teacher has regarding a pupil and the kinds and frequency of certain teaching behaviors he directs toward that pupil. (Complete findings included.) (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at the AERA meeting, Minneapolis, March 1970