ERIC Number: ED115401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-16
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Situational Determinants of Behavior in Preschool Classrooms.
Miller, Louise B.
The effect of classroom environment on Head Start, preschool and primary grade children is examined in this study which organizes the results of a number of selected studies. The research strategies employed in these studies included observations in specified programs (in-class or by video-tape), tightly-controlled classroom experimentation combined with observations and observations under uncontrolled and naturally varying classroom conditions. Research concentrated on the examination of four areas: (1) the relationship between prescribed treatments and classroom behavior; (2) the relationship between teacher behavior and children's classroom behavior; (3) the relationship between teacher behavior and relatively permanent characteristics of children; and (4) the relationship between children's classroom behavior and relatively permanent characteristics of children. Results of the studies of disadvantaged children indicate that didactic small-group instruction, regardless of which mode was used, was associated with restriction of the range of child behaviors. Methodolgoical considerations for future research are explored. (Author/ED)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Preschool Children, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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