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ERIC Number: ED074051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 11
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Research in Teacher Questioning Behavior: Past, Present, and Future.
Beisenharz, Paul C.
This paper identifies the main findings, goals, and limitations of research related to teacher questioning behavior. It is based on a review of the literature and research conducted by the author who developed and utilized a multiple-category question classification system in 54 elementary school classrooms. A number of limitations that have hampered past research efforts are identified: the importance of teacher variables affecting questioning behavior--age, background in the discipline under investigation, number of years teaching experience; adequate control of the content within which questions are asked; lack of utilization of model instructional strategies in the classification of questioning behavior; difficulty in the adequate sampling of teacher questioning behavior, use of unidimensional category system versus a multiple-category system; difficulty in the design of experimental studies involving analysis of questioning behavior; use of syntax versus context in the categorization of questions; and difficulty in generalizing from past research due to a lack of comparability of category systems and protocol determination within these systems. A 15-item bibliography is included. (Author/MJM)
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Note: Paper presented to Annual Meeting of Mid-South Educational Research Association, New Orleans, La., Nov. 11, 1972