ERIC Number: ED097120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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An Experimental Investigation of Teacher Behavior and Student Achievement in the Distar Instructional System.
Siegel, Martin A.
Fifty randomly selected moderate and low implementing Distar Language teachers were retrained in techniques of correcting students' mistakes and recycling through an instructional task until all of the children in the group responded without error (criterion teaching). As a result of retraining, the experimental teachers performed at a significantly higher level of implementation than the control teachers. In addition, there were significant differences (favoring the experimental group) in achievement (for both a program-specific and program-general measure) on the students' statistically adjusted posttest scores. Implications for research and training in teacher education are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Evaluation, Discriminant Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Systems, Program Effectiveness, Programed Instruction, Sequential Learning, Social Reinforcement, Standardized Tests, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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