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ERIC Number: ED173315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Managerial Behaviors of Elementary School Teachers and Student On-Task Behavior.
Goldstein, Jane McCarthy
The classroom management techniques of elementary school teachers were observed to determine their effectiveness in promoting desirable on-task behavior on the part of pupils. Seven approaches to class management were used as a framework for observation--authoritarian, behavior modification, common sense, group process, instructional emphasis, permissive, and socioemotional relationship between teacher and student. Thirty-five elementary school teachers were observed for two full morning classroom sessions during the second semester of the school year. During each observation period, the observer recorded student on-task behavior and teacher managerial behaviors. Results indicate that the use of group processes and socioemotional climate managerial behaviors are positively related to student on-task behavior, while the use of authoritarian and permissive managerial behaviors are negatively related. A pluralistic approach using behavior modification, group process, and socioemotional climate approaches produced the most satisfactory on-task behaviors in students. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)