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ERIC Number: ED085191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 113
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A Comparative Study of the Effect of Certain Factors on the Teaching Behavior of Preservice Elementary Teachers of Science.
Irwin, Roger Scott
Reported is a study to determine to what extent the child and the instructional task influence the teaching behavior of pre-service elementary teachers. Tests of differences in mean pre- and post-instruction scores on 18 behavioral factors were analyzed for 86 subjects (senior-level education majors in an experimental elementary science methods course). Three treatment groups were formed. All received interaction analysis instruction; Group 1 taught the same science lesson (pre- and post-instruction) to different pairs of children (grades two and three) in a low ratio setting; Group 2 taught different pre-post lessons to the same students; and Group 3 taught different lessons to different pairs of children. The lessons were audiotaped and analyzed using the Instrument for Analysis of Science Teaching (IAST v.2). Only chance differences were noted in all behavior patterns except teacher flexibility. Changes as demonstrated by subjects within each group showed a significant decrease in the ratio of extended teacher-talk to total-teacher talk in Groups 1 and 3 only. It was concluded that where differences occurred, the children taught influenced teaching behavior more than did the instructional task. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas, Austin