ERIC Number: ED173325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
The Observation and Description of Teaching Behavior and Interaction of Selected Physical Education Teachers.
Cheffers, John T. F.; Lombardo, Bennett J.
The purpose of this study was to observe and describe the teaching behavior and interaction patterns of four elementary school physical education teachers longitudinally. Each teacher was observed twice a day (AM and PM) for a period of 20 consecutive days, resulting in 40 observations per subject. The following conclusions were reached: (1) teaching behavior and interaction patterns vary minimally over 20 days; (2) traditional, nonhumanistic teaching styles prevailed in the movement classes observed; (3) variable of time of day, grade level, and day of the week have a negligible influence on teaching behavior and interaction in physical education classes; (4) significant differences exist in teaching behavior between male and female teachers; and (5) content of the lesson was found to be an influential factor on interaction and teaching behavior in the gymnasium. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18, 1979)