ERIC Number: ED068204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Systems for the Observation of Classroom Behavior in Early Childhood Education.
Coller, Alan R.
Instruments, not previously reported in the literature, for observational techniques that can be used in early childhood classrooms are described. Excluded are those instruments which the Research for Better Schools, Inc., a regional laboratory, will report. Section I of this report is an introduction to observational procedures and especially to observations in selected situations. Devices and techniques used for the collection of observational data are described and discussed. Section II then describes twelve classroom observation instruments, including: Classroom Behavior Scale; Daily Ratings; Discrete Classroom Behavior Schedule; Evaluation Scale of Four- and Five-Year-Old Children; Intensity of Involvement Scale; Nursery School Behavior Record; Observer Ratings of Children; Overview Snapshot Observational Technique; Reaction of Entry of Teachers; School and Classroom Observation Categories; Teachers' Attending Behaviors; and Weekly Ratings. An extensive bibliography is also included. (LH)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Instrumentation, Interaction Process Analysis, Measurement Instruments, Methods, Preschool Education, Rating Scales, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior
College of Education Curriculum Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1210 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Ill. 61801 ($1.05)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.