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ERIC Number: ED374477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Challenge Behavior in the College Classroom: What, When, and How Often?
Jones, Robin; Simonds, Cheri
A study explored how students challenged teachers in order to seek information, how often they employ certain strategies, and at what point in the semester they used certain strategies. Subjects were students in four classes with a maximum enrollment of 25 each from two southwestern universities. Half of the participants were enrolled in a hybrid speech course from a large university and half were enrolled in a basic speech course from a smaller university. Every two weeks for a semester, subjects recorded how often 35 behaviors occurred in the classroom. Results indicated that students challenged teachers to seek information regarding evaluation expectations, practical explanations, procedural rules, and power plays. Results also indicated that students employed these strategies frequently throughout the semester, and that certain types of behaviors became more apparent at certain times. (Contains 28 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A