ERIC Number: ED166670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teacher-Student Interaction and Teachers' Perceptions of Students' Communicative Competence: A Cross-Sectional Study. Technical Report No. 473.
Cherry, Louise J.; Berman, Linda S.
The relationship between teachers' expectations of students' communicative competence in the classroom and certain aspects of teachers' language during interaction with students was investigated in a study involving 55 nursery school and primary school children and their seven female teachers. The teacher expectation model used in the study proposed that teachers form expectations of students' abilities, that they interact differentially with students depending upon those expectations, and that the expectations are directly related to students' achievement. Results of a sociolinguistic analysis of samples of teacher/student interaction during classroom lessons suggested that the original version of the teacher expectation model was neither powerful nor consistent in its predictions. The relationship between teachers' expectations of students' communicative ability and interaction during lessons was perceived to be a complex interaction involving teachers' expectations, the individual teacher, and the measure of behavior. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.