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ERIC Number: ED546101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 90
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2675-9143-2
The Relationship between Teacher Orientation and Consultation Terminology, Intervention Acceptability, Evaluation of Effectiveness, and Willingness to Implement
Heuser, Robin Rachelle
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University
The current study was designed to expand on previous research examining the effect of terminology on ratings of intervention acceptability and to investigate the effects of terminology on judgments of outcome data and willingness to implement. Secondarily, this study explored teacher beliefs and instructional style. The sample for this study included 75 elementary (pre-K through 6th) teachers from six school districts in central Iowa (64 women, 11 men, M[subscript age] = 42.8 years, SD = 11.8). Vignettes varied on terminology and successfulness of graphical outcome data. Teachers rated acceptability on the Intervention Rating Profile (IRP) and answered dichotomous yes/no questions to evaluate intervention successfulness and indicate willingness to learn more about implementation. The main effect of outcome data was significant, F(1, 75) = 14.07, p less than 0.001, ?[subscript p] [superscript 2] = 0.165. Teachers who reported using a Direct Instruction teaching style rated the intervention as more acceptable than those who indicated a constructivist/direct instruction combination teaching style. There was a significant difference between the two groups; t(65) = 2.055, p = 0.044. The variables of judgment of outcome data and willingness to implement were excluded from the analysis due to a lack of variance in the responses. Manipulation of terminology does not impact intervention acceptability. The findings seem promising in light of the accepted and longstanding use of behavioral terminology by consultants, though they cannot be generalized to the population of elementary teachers as a whole. Thus, awareness and education focused on research-based instructional practices may still be needed for many teachers. Consultants should be cognizant of the multiple factors influencing intervention acceptability and thus, school-based services for children. In particular, consultants need to understand how communication of an intervention can impact the likelihood of acceptability and implementation. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Intervention Rating Profile