ERIC Number: ED080421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Positive Interactive Classroom Behavior.
Kotcher, Elaine; Doremus, Richard R.
During the spring of 1972 training workshops for 88 elementary and secondary teachers of the Great Neck Public Schools held to examine four hypotheses: 1) workshops in training teachers to observe classroom behavior would significantly increase these same teachers' positive classroom interactive behaviors consisting of teacher, pupil-pupil, teacher-pupil, and total behavior; 2) secondary teachers would show significantly more gain than elementary school teachers; 3) as the time between training sessions and post-observations increased, the total positive classroom behaviors would also increase; 4) teachers would continue to independently train themselves after the conclusions of the workshop. Pre-training and post-training observations were made, and a questionnaire distributed. Findings supported hypotheses one and two. Other findings are that secondary teachers caught up to the elementary teachers as a result of the training, and that teachers will not independently train themselves. A questionnaire revealed that teachers considered classroom visitations as the most useful aspect and films as the least useful aspect of the workshop; that public relations need to be improved; and that the workshop was better than other typical workshops and should be continued with a number of changes. (Author/SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Great Neck Public Schools, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the NERA Conference, November, 1972