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ERIC Number: ED163152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Behaviors in Second or Foreign Language Classrooms: A Critical Review of Descriptive Research in the Field of Language Teaching.
Shapiro, Frances Joyce
Lenguaje y Ciencias, v16 n3 p136-58 1976
After reviewing the purposes of descriptive research on teaching in general, this paper discusses the value of using a system of analysis and a technical language to describe classroom interaction. The need for such descriptive research in language classrooms is then outlined in detail. A critical review of the few systems of analysis designed for the language classroom and of the research studies done in this field is presented. The paper concludes with a call for more objective research that is experimental, as well as descriptive, in nature. The hope is expressed that these studies will provide the empirical evidence that is needed in order to prescribe specific teacher behaviors that will effect desired student outcomes. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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