ERIC Number: ED191796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Plan and Classroom Reality: The South Bay Study, Part IV. Research Series No. 60.
This paper focuses on an analysis of relationships among interactive behavior, interactive decision making, and interactive processing of information about pupils as perceived by teachers in the course of a lesson. Three teachers participated in the study. In response to a general request to state their plans for the lesson, the teachers consistently mentioned content to be covered and activities to be engaged in, and frequently mentioned the materials to be used in the planned lesson. The influence of the discrepancy between the teacher's expectations and the actual events during the lesson on teacher decision making is illustrated in three case studies corresponding to three different degrees of teacher-perceived discrepancy between plans and classroom reality. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making, Expectation, Feedback, Group Dynamics, Interaction, Lesson Plans, Patterned Responses, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($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.
Note: For related documents, see SP 015 348, SP 015 658, and SP 015 997.