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ERIC Number: ED079088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 205
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A Study of Content Development in Selected Secondary Biology Classes.
Stoess, Betty Jean
The principal problem was to determine the interactive processes used by a sample of biology teachers in developing biology content with students in their classes. Sub-problems were: (1) determining teaching patterns for individual teachers and for the composite sample, and (2) determining differences and similarities for teachers, days and class sections in the use of various categories and sub-categories of the category system employed (Content Analysis System for Chemistry). Eight secondary biology teachers were audiotaped on four days while teaching the same content to two class sections. This permitted comparisons both for situations where the content was the same and for situations where different content was taught. Results indicated a deductive approach to content development that was highly teacher-dominated. Teachers initiated the majority (94.3 percent) of content events and supplied three times as many events as students did. The average teacher relied heavily on lecture. (Author/JR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University