ERIC Number: ED131074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Validating a Teacher Behavior by Student Performance.
Koran, John J., Jr.; Koran, Mary Lou
In an investigation of the relationship between teacher analytic questioning skill and student performance, 69 preservice teachers were assigned to one of three treatment conditions designed for questioning training: (1) written model, protocol form; (2) written model, transcript form; (3) placebo, control group. Two hundred ninety-five eigth grade students were assigned to groups of three to four to act as students in a teaching setting. Both students and teachers were given a communication to read as the basis for a twenty-minute lesson. After the lesson, teachers were tested on their ability to identify analytic questions, and students were tested on lesson content, identification of analytic components, and one week later their ability to analyze a different communication. A one-way analysis of variance was used to test the effects of the treatments on the acquisition of analytic questioning skill by the teacher trainees and also on the analytic responses of the students. Performance of subjects in the treatment groups significantly exceeded those in the control group on: (1) the teacher and student identification of analytic questions; (2) teacher frequency, quality and variety of analytic questions; and (3) student frequency and variety of analytic responses. Multiple linear regression analysis showed a significant relationship between frequency, variety and quality of teacher analytic questioning behavior, the frequency and variety of student analytic responses and also student performance on the written identification of analytic questions. The best combinations of teacher behavior for predicting student performance varied for different student learning outcomes. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.
Note: Research paper submitted to Association of Teacher Educators, 1975