ERIC Number: ED408166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Classroom Behaviors of Asian American Students in Mathematics.
Huang, Shwu-yong L.; Waxman, Hersholt C.
This study examines Asian American middle school students' classroom behaviors in mathematics using systematic classroom observation techniques. The study explores questions related to classroom behaviors in terms of interactions with teachers, classroom settings, activities, and manners; differences in classroom behaviors between boys and girls and between students at different grade levels; and significant differences in classroom behaviors as a result of the interaction of gender and grade level. The data for this study were obtained using the Classroom Observation Schedule with Asian American middle school students (N=463). Individual students were observed with regard to their interactions with teachers and/or peers, the settings in which the observed behaviors occurred, the types of materials the students were using, and the specific types of activities in which they engaged. The results indicate that Asian American students in this particular school district spent slightly over half of the time interacting with their teachers for instructional purposes. They also spent a large portion of their time either watching, listening, or working on written assignments. Contains 42 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March, 1997).