ERIC Number: ED107375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-24
Reference Count: N/A
The Responsive Classroom Observation Schedule--Background and Development.
Rayder, Nicholas F.; And Others
This report focuses on the development and implementation of a 1-day classroom observation schedule designed to evaluate the Responsive Education Program, a compensatory program of formal education for children, ages 3-9, and their families. The program is an effort to create Head Start and Follow Through programs for children who are ethnically and culturally different from white middle-class children. A complete description of the program, including its assumptions and applications in the classroom, forms the introduction to the report. A discussion of the observation schedule that has been developed follows. The instrument is based on five indepth instruments (physical arrangement of the classroom, cultural relevance, language development, development of self-concept, and problem solving) which were reduced to 70 items in question form, divided into nine sections. A 2-day workshop designed to train participants on use of the instrument is described. As a result of the workshop, some of the participants were chosen to field test the instrument; the results of this field testing form the conclusion of the report. (ED)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Measurement Instruments, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Self Concept, Test Reliability, Training Laboratories
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.