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ERIC Number: ED080292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 225
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The Development and Evaluation of a Verbal Interaction System Designed to Modify the Verbal Behavior of Secondary Science Student Teachers.
Strawitz, Barbara Marie
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a classroom observation system for use in training and supervising secondary school science student teachers. The instrument, the Science Interaction System (SIS), has 31 categories covering both affective and cognitive teacher behaviors. Thirteen student teachers were randomly assigned to an experimental group whose supervisors used SIS results for feedback in student conferences, and to a comparison group which studied audiotapes of their classes. It was found that the experimental group differed significantly from the comparison group in many aspects considered desirable, including more acceptance of student ideas, more student talk, less teacher factual talk, more teacher supportive and less directive behavior, and greater variety and cognitive flexibility. No difference between the two groups was found in attitude toward teaching, as measured by the Teaching Situation Reaction Test. (MM)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin