ERIC Number: ED307846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May-14
Reference Count: N/A
Videotape Recording of Classroom Events.
Smith, Gary R.
This ongoing project, which involves the videotaping of classroom events, is being conducted in order to: (1) build a collection of videotape records of excellent instruction in selected classrooms and in various curriculum areas while maintaining the natural flow of classroom activities; (2) enable teachers and student teachers to collect videotape records of their work with a total class, with small groups, and with individual pupils; (3) provide equipment at the school site to enable teachers and student teachers to review videotaped sessions recorded in their classes; (4) provide equipment at the College of Education of Wayne State University to enable teachers and student teachers to edit or select portions of the videotaped sessions that they wish to retain; and (5) support the research efforts of doctoral students teaching at the Golightly Education Center. This project, which was begun in April 1988, is not an attempt to evaluate classroom teachers, and participation is voluntary. Videotape cameras, which have been set to either oscillate left to right or remain stationary, have been placed in the classrooms of participating teachers. Researchers will be meeting with these teachers to interview them individually and collect their comments about different portions of the videotape data collected in their classrooms. In addition, an attempt will be made to confirm or dispute general impressions established by earlier studies using this procedure or a similar one. An appendix provides background materials including videotaping schedules, a diagram of the placement of the videotape camera in the classroom, and an outline of the project. (14 references) (EW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Midwest Regional Holmes Group Conference (Chicago, IL, May 14, 1988).