ERIC Number: ED048000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Behavioral Model for Teachers of Algebra.
Byars, Jackson A.
The study was designed to develop, test, and refine a model of teaching behavior for teachers of a first course in algebra. The model described five categories of teaching behavior which should be exhibited by algebra teachers. To aid in observation of these behavior categories, a modified Flanders interaction Analysis instrument was developed and is included in the report. The instrument was used to categorize verbal behavior of three ninth grade algebra classes each of ten teachers. A pretest of math ability and posttests of algebraic achievement and attitude toward the teacher were administered to the students in each of the ten classes. No significant differences were found between student achievement and attitude in relation to ratings of teachers on (1) years of teaching experience or (2) number of semester hours of credit in mathematics. However, teachers who had high correspondence to the model had higher student achievement and significantly (.05) higher student attitude toward the teacher than teachers having low correspondence to the model. (JG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Feb. 4-7, 1971, New York City, N.Y.)