ERIC Number: ED120260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Cross-National Comparison of Classroom Behaviors.
Pfau, Richard H.
This paper indicates why the use of "Category Systems" provides a potential for making precise and valid cross-cultural comparisons of classroom behaviors not equaled by other techniques. The paper is presented to highlight a technique which seems especially suitable for use by comparative educators and other social scientists who wish to make precise comparisons of classroom behaviors, to indicate why this technique is apparently more suitable than others, and to stimulate discussion leading to an increase in the number and sophistication of cross-cultural studies of classroom behaviors. Although this presentation focuses upon the cross-national comparision of classroom behaviors, the technique discussed is equally applicable to comparisons of teaching associated with different ethnic groups within a single country, and to ohter types of comparisons as well. Examples are given of several category systems and data resulting from their use in the United States and Nepal. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (20th, Toronto, Canada, February 1976)