ERIC Number: ED110896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-26
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Changing Teacher Competence Perceptions by Focused Video-Tape Feedback.
Brown, Jeannette A.; Kameen, Marilyn C.
The study provided teachers with systematic opportunities to: (1) be videotaped in their classrooms; (2) privately view their tapes and receive verbal and written critiques of their positive classroom behaviors; (3) share exemplary segments of their tapes in regularly scheduled teacher inservice group meetings; and (4) view and critique, in the group meetings, the tapes of other teachers. Teachers' professional competence perceptions were defined as the amount of information known and the degree of professional competence accorded to faculty colleagues, as measured by changes in teachers' scores on the Professional Competence Peer Opinionnaire (PCPO). Significant gains were observed in the amount of information known about the professional competence of the faculty colleagues and in the degree of professional competence accorded to faculty colleagues at the conclusion of the study. The study concluded that teachers are interested in enlarging their effective teaching behavior repertoires. Further, when teachers have opportunitites to observe and adopt productive techniques utilized by their colleagues, the professional competence they ascribe to their colleagues and the amount of information they have concerning the professional competence of their colleagues will be increased. Focused videotape feedback teacher inservice training is believed to provide such opportunities. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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