ERIC Number: ED180988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Conceptions of Pupils--An Outgrowth of Instructional Context: The South Bay Study, Part III. Research Series No. 59.
This paper describes the data collection, data analysis, and findings that point to the importance of instructional context as a factor in understanding the concepts teachers use when they process information about pupils in their classrooms, and the predictions they make about pupil success in learning. Three aspects of context are examined: (1) level of immediacy (classroom, school, local community, and larger society); (2) rhythm of change (rapidly shifting factors, periodically shifting factors, and sustained factors); and (3) direction of impact (teacher attitude, teacher information processing, teacher behavior, teacher effectiveness, and teacher change). (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Information Retrieval, Interaction Process Analysis, Prediction, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Styles
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI ($4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.