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ERIC Number: ED107456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 195
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An Investigation of the Cognitive and Affective Verbal Behavior of Selected Groups of Physical Science Teachers.
Miller, Robert Joseph
The purposes of this study were to: (1) design a usable and valid modern verbal interaction analysis instrument and (2) to explore the verbalization taking place in selected ninth-grade physical science classrooms by utilizing the Modern Science Interaction Instrument (MSII). Two groups of ninth-grade physical science teachers participated. One of the teacher groups participated in a training program--an NSF summer institute and an inservice institute, with a significant part of the training in the control of classroom behavior. The second group received no special treatment. A total of 212 separate audio recordings supplied data for analysis. The nonparametric Mann-Whitney U Test was used to determine statistically significant differences in verbal behavior between the two groups and within teacher groups. The MSII detected several statistically significant differences between treatment and nontreatment groups. Verbal behavior of the nontreatment group remained relatively static through an academic year. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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