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ERIC Number: ED077763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 94
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A Comparison of Indirectness in the Teaching of Science at the Elementary, Junior High, and High School Levels by Means of Interaction Analysis.
Perreault, Conrad Arnold
A comparison was made of indirect and direct verbal interaction of science teachers in elementary, junior high, and senior high school levels. Also analyzed were the mean ratios of indirectness compared to teacher experience, knowledge of curricula, and self-perception of teaching method. Data were collected by means of Flanders' Interaction Analysis Technique (FIA), as well as from teacher information sheets. The findings of the study led to the following conclusions: (1) the indirectness of teaching science in the elementary school differed from that of junior high and high school, (2) similarities existed in the indirectness of teaching of science at the junior high and high school levels, (3) the majority of the teachers who were familiar with the newer curriculum projects did not incorporate their philosophy into their teaching method, and (4) elementary teachers underestimated and junior high and high school teachers overestimated their degree of teaching indirectness. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado