ERIC Number: ED042688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Teacher-Child Dyadic Interaction: A Manual for Coding Classroom Behavior. Report Series No. 27.
Brophy, Jere E.; Good, Thomas L.
This manual presents the rationale and coding system for the study of dyadic interaction between teachers and children in classrooms. The introduction notes major differences between this system and others in common use: 1) it is not a universal system that attempts to code all classroom behavior, and 2) the teacher's interactions in his class are recorded and analyzed separately for each individual student. The five different types of dyadic interaction situations which the system codes are each described: response opportunities, recitation, procedural contact, work-related contact, behavioral contact. Explanations are given of the various categories and sub-categories of behavior within each type, e.g., for a response opportunity behavior the coder identifies the child and codes the type of question (four types), the level of question (four levels), the quality of the child's answer (four categories), and the teacher feedback reaction (12 types). General coding conventions are discussed and instructions given for using the two coding sheets. Appendixes contain 1) the General Class Activities Coding Sheet, 2) the Reading and Recitation Group Coding Sheet, 3) discussion of additional variables not included in the system (to illustrate that it is an open system which may be modified), 4) 20 pages of coding examples, 5) explanation of derivation of scores from raw coding, and 6) recommendations for establishing intercoder reliability and assuring validity. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.