ERIC Number: ED377188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Teacher Classroom Questioning Behaviors.
Barnette, Jack; And Others
This paper reports on a whole-school staff development program, field-tested and developed by the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc. The program called QUILT (Questioning and Understanding To Improve Learning and Thinking) was designed to improve the questioning skills of classroom teachers by helping them individually and with colleagues. QUILT includes extensive data collection and analysis to assess effectiveness including assessment of participant knowledge, attitudes, and classroom behaviors. The behaviors of interest include: number of teacher and student initiated questions, use of wait-time, cognitive levels of questions and student answers, manner of designating students to answer questions, and use of various types of desirable and undesirable teacher responses or feedback. The aspect of QUILT examined here, the evaluation of teacher classroom questioning behaviors, is based on classroom observation, pre- and post-QUILT assessment of teacher knowledge, attitudes, classroom questioning practices, videotaped observation and coding of teacher behaviors. Data analysis revealed strong evidence that teacher behavior is positively influenced by the QUILT program. (Contains 19 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.