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ERIC Number: ED305258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
T-Zone, Target Students and Science Classroom Interacations.
Jones, M. Gail
This study investigated the seating patterns of target students in science classrooms to see if there was an action zone or t-zone present. Fifty-six physical science and chemistry classes were observed using the Brophy-Good Teacher-Child Dyadic Observation System. Target students were identified and their interactions were compared to non-target students. Target student interactions for direct questions and student-initiated interactions were analyzed to ascertain whether the teacher or the student determined target student status. Results indicated that no t-shaped action zone was present in the classes observed. Target students dominated class interactions and received more direct questions, teacher afforded conversation and sustaining feedback. Nearly one-third of all students observed in the study did not interact at all and were silent. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (62nd, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 1989).