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ERIC Number: ED341459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 120
Abstractor: N/A
A Manual for Coding Teacher's Enacted Interpersonal Understanding.
DeVries, Rheta; And Others
This manual was developed in order to study the sociomoral atmospheres of three kindergarten classrooms. Previous research by Robert Selman et al. conceptualized developmental levels of interpersonal understanding in terms of two types of experiences: negotiation, where the developmental goal is identity separate from others; and shared experience, where the goal is connection, or mutuality with others. Negotiation strategies describe interaction when an interpersonal dynamic is in disequilibrium, e.g., when a tension is present between interactors that requires some action to resolve it. The tension, characterized by Levels 0-3, may be mild, as when one actor makes an assertion of opinion, or strong, as when one actor attacks the other physically or verbally. Shared experiences describe interaction when an interpersonal dynamic is in equilibrium, e.g., in an absence of tension. The equilibrium may be weak, as when one actor briefly acknowledges the other, or strong, as when two laugh together at a shared secret. Assessment is of that which is expressed, rather than of the teacher's elective understanding. The study that forms the basis for this manual examined three kindergarten teachers as they interacted with their children. The coding manual provides operational definitions of 88 categories of negotiation strategies and shared experiences. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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