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ERIC Number: ED448141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-12
Pages: 48
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Who Are We Not Calling On? A Study of Classroom Participation and the Implementation of the Name Card Method.
Carter, Angela
This study involved observing a second-grade classroom to investigate how the teacher called on students, noting whether the teacher gave enough attention to students who raised their hands frequently by calling on them and examining students' responses when called on. Researchers implemented a new method of calling on students using name cards, which involves placing each student's name on an index card. When the teacher asks a question, a card is chosen for a response. Students were observed over 5 weeks, and the teacher was introduced to name cards. Students completed surveys asking which method of being called on they preferred. Overall, the teacher did not call on students who raised their hands as frequently as students chose to participate. This did not discourage students from continuing to raise their hands, though they appeared frustrated. The teacher mainly called on students whose hands were raised. Using name cards, the teacher called on all 21 students. Students had the same frustrated responses to not being called on when name cards were used, though less frequently. Most of the students preferred the name card method. An appendix contains observation transcripts, survey questions and results, and teacher interview guideline questions. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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