ERIC Number: ED077163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Structuring the Classroom for Success; Production and Evaluation of a Mediated Teacher Training Package. Final Report.
Watts, Charles A.; And Others
The project was concerned with development and evaluation of an auto-instructional media package (six sound strips and a guidebook) intended to enable teachers to design an effective classroom environment, to manage learner behavior, and to sequence instructional materials. Four groups of preservice and inservice teachers (88 university education students, 55 teacher volunteers from regular/special urban school classes, 48 rural special education teachers, and a contrast group of 26 education students) took pretests and engaged in variations of learning, which included viewing prototype sequences, completing guidebook exercises, or using the completed filmstrip package. Pretest and posttest data revealed that exposure to the media package resulted in similar significant learning gains for both preservice and inservice teachers (urban and rural), that media package exposure enhanced implementation of desired teaching behaviors, and that teachers who owned their packages implemented more than those only exposed to the prototype. Appendixes comprising approximately two-thirds of the document included such materials as film scripts, programed exercises, pretest and posttest scoring criteria, implementation checklists, and observer training materials. (MC)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Communications, Educational Programs, Elementary School Students, Exceptional Child Research, Filmstrips, Handicapped Children, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Rural Urban Differences, Sequential Learning, Teacher Education, Teaching Guides, Training Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Media Services and Captioned Films Branch.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Instructional Materials Center for Special Education.