ERIC Number: ED146157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
A Study of Teacher and Pupil Perceptions of Classroom Interaction. Special Study B. Beginning Teacher Evaluation Study. Technical Report No. 75-11-6.
Morine, Greta; Vallance, Elizabeth
Teachers were designated as more and less effective according to their ability to teach specially constructed reading and mathematics curriculum units over two weeks. They were then studied to determine if their perceptions of classroom interaction and interactive decision making were different. They were also studied to determine whether they notice different aspects of teaching when viewing instruction by another teacher. Pupils were also studied to determine what aspects of instruction were salient to them. Four variables related to the teachers' thinking about instruction were found worthy of further study. These were the teachers' (a) logical/critical thinking; (b) comparative thinking; (c) negative thinking, and (d) amount of input accepted or sought during interactive decision making. In particular, teachers with high pupil gain scores tended to emphasize cognitive aspects of the lesson more, while teachers with low pupil gain scores gave slightly more attention to affective aspects of the lesson. The most salient instructional characteristics for students were cognitive events, not affective events. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Cognitive Development, Educational Psychology, Interaction Process Analysis, Learning Processes, Observational Learning, Performance Factors, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related document, see SP011 866