ERIC Number: ED257830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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Classroom Activity Structures and the Generalizability of Teacher Behavior.
Anderson, Lorin W.; Mandeville, Garrett K.
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of several instructional formats (e.g., lecture, discourse, seatwork) on the generalizability of teacher behaviors. Two structured observation instruments were used to observe two samples of teachers: 42 fifth grade science teachers on eight occasions, and 87 fifth grade mathematics teachers on six occasions. The first instrument provided information pertaining to the instructional format; the second yielded data on specific teacher behaviors. As hypothesized, the generalizability of teacher behaviors within instructional formats was greater than that across formats. However, the influence of instructional formats on the generalizability of teacher behaviors was greater in science than in mathematics. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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