ERIC Number: ED318636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Teacher-Student Interaction and Achievement in a Seventh-Grade Mathematics Class.
Hart, Laurie E.; And Others
The purposes of this study are to describe teacher-student interaction in a seventh-grade mathematics class and to examine the relationships between teacher-student interaction and achievement by race and sex. Sixteen students taught by a black male were studied. For 10 days near the middle of 45 classroom days, quantitative teacher-student interaction data were gathered. Achievement data was obtained from two standardized measures (Grade 6 Iowa Test of Basic Skills and American Junior High School Mathematics Examination) and four classroom achievement measures (Grade 6 final grade, Grade 7 November and January test grades, and Grade 7 second quarter grade). On all achievement measures, the means for the white students were higher than the means for the black students. On the teacher-student interaction measure, the black students had more total academic interactions and student-initiated academic interactions; the white students initiated more procedural interactions. The differences in means by sex were less than one-third of a standard deviation both on all three Grade 7 classroom measures and in each teacher-student interaction category. The white males and the black females had the most interactions, the most teacher-initiated interactions, and the most student-initiated interactions. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).