ERIC Number: ED079070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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An Analysis of Teacher Self-Assessment and Related Student Perceptions Regarding Instructional Behavior of Junior High School Science Teachers.
Smith, Sidney P.; Smith, Pat C.
Reported is an analysis of teacher self-assessment and related student perception of the instructional behavior among 208 students in grades 7-9 and their 26 science teachers. The teacher sample was a group participating in a Cooperative College-School Science Teacher Improvement Project. Each teacher was required to randomly identify four students in one of his classes to form the experimental group and select a non-project fellow teacher who also identified four students for a control group. Using the one-group pretest-posttest design, teacher self-assessment was made with the Science Classroom Activities Checklist (Teacher's Perception). In a pretest-posttest control design, data relative to students' views were gathered by the student perception form of the Checklist. Results obtained showed the presence of a significant change in teacher's perception of science instruction. Student mean gains were found to be greater for project teachers, and their observations were in agreement with perceptions held by their teachers. Teacher perceptual changes had carryover value into classroom strategies. (CC)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (46th, Detroit, Michigan, March 1973)