ERIC Number: ED040186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Effect of an In-Service Training Program in Verbal Interaction Analysis on Teacher Behavior in the Classroom.
Wood, Nolan Earl, Jr.
This study sought to determine whether an in-service program would produce changes in teacher attitudes and in teacher-student verbal interaction in the classroom and whether the amount and direction of this change could be significantly measured. During an 8-week in-service program, an experimental group of 10 English and 10 mathematics teachers from the Spring Branch Independent School District constructed and utilized an instrument for coding teacher-student verbal behavior in their classrooms; experimental and control classroom sessions were taped and coded; and teachers responded to attitude inventories. Conclusions indicated that (1) an in-service program designed to aid teachers in becoming more effective in their verbal behavior in the classroom did change teacher-student verbal interaction, and (2) an in-service training program in teacher-student verbal interaction, at least as indicated in the attitude inventories, did not seem to change the attitudes of teachers in the project. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Classroom Communication, English Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement Techniques, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Role, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Houston