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ERIC Number: ED258299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Power in the Classroom IV: Teacher Communication Techniques as Alternatives to Discipline.
Kearney, Patricia; And Others
As the fourth in a series of investigations of teacher power in the classroom, a study focused primarily on extending and refining the classification of behavior alteration techniques (BATs) and behavior alteration messages (BAMs) that teachers report as representative of the classroom environment. The study took place in three phases. First, elementary and secondary teachers generated lists of BAMs. Then teachers, regrouped by grade level, placed the BAMs they had generated into previously defined and newly created BAT categories. Finally, additional teachers responded to each BAT in terms of self-use, use by other teachers, and effectiveness. Four BATs were found to be highly effective and frequently used by the teachers sampled: immediate reward from behavior, deferred reward from behavior, self-esteem, and teacher feedback. (The paper discusses interpretations of findings in terms of classroom management vs. teacher-discipline, and includes tables of findings.) (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A