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ERIC Number: ED084140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 312
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An Exploratory Study of the Effect of the Class-Teacher's Behavior Associated with Televised Science Instruction.
Yeoh, Oon Chye
Reported is a study of the effectiveness of the use of television for a series of ten science lessons on the Community of Living Things, presented to students in grades six, seven and eight, of fifteen different teachers. The behaviors (verbal and non-verbal) were analyzed into six levels of cognitive content and five categories of affective-evaluative content. Scott's pi and Cronbach's alpha were computed to assess the interobserver agreement and generalizability of each category of classroom behavior. The student criterion reference test (alpha = .65) and other measures of teacher and student attitude were used as criteria of effectiveness. Covariance analysis established that significant differences on the achievement scores existed among the fifteen groups after adjustment for initial differences on SRA "Composite" scores. The study showed that student success depended greatly on the teacher's skill in use of questions in directing and reinforcing appropriately the student's cognitive processes. Also, teachers with an overall favorable attitude toward television instruction expressed more verbal cognitive and affective-evaluative behaviors than were significantly associated with the student success on the criterion test. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University