ERIC Number: ED171667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Comparisons of Teacher Verbal/Nonverbal Communications to Various Pupil Groups.
Achilles, C. M.; Crump, H. B.
The six studies reported on here sought to determine if patterns of behaviors could be determined in the verbal and nonverbal communications of teachers toward pupils, and if there were differences in these patterns when such variables as sex, race, ability, age, and socioeconomic status were considered. Videotapes of over 100,000 teacher/pupil interactions were analyzed using the Galloway-French IDER system for simultaneously categorizing verbal and nonverbal behaviors. Findings showed there were wide differences in teacher and pupil interactions and that these differences seem to relate to identifiable demographic and personal variables. In addition, results showed major differences in black and white nonverbal communication cues and indicated that the average student is discriminated against in the regular classroom setting. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the 1979 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979)