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ERIC Number: ED115447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
An Analysis of Classroom Questioning Strategies in Elementary Science.
Larson, Charles Stuart
The purpose of this study was to describe the questioning strategies which fifth-grade teachers employed in their classroom discussions during the teaching of science. The areas of investigation included the initial questioning interchange made by the teacher and a classification of the question into a taxonomy, the forms of the student response elicited, and the teachers' reactions to the pupil responses. This study involved 19 fifth-grade teachers from northern Arkansas selected on the basis of their willingness and the willingness of their school to participate in the investigation. The data consisted of audio tapes of classroom discussions. The recordings were transcribed for classification of initial questioning interchange, cognitive level of question, form of student response and teachers' reaction to pupil response. Among the conclusions, the investigator found the teachers observed were prone to be non-directive in question initiation, not designating who should respond almost half of the time, and students responded in a pattern which was teacher controlled. The report also contained several recommendations for future related studies. (Author/CP)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Memphis State University