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ERIC Number: EJ1100380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
Comparing Classroom Interactive Behaviors of Science and Non-Science Pre-Service Teachers
Bergman, Daniel; Morphew, Jason
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v49 n2 p4-10 2014
This study compared classroom interactive behaviors of science pre-service teachers and pre-service teachers of other subjects. Participants included pre-service teachers enrolled in a general methods course for secondary educators and its school-based fieldwork counterpart. Statistical tests found that science pre-service teachers had fewer incidents of "teacher talk" (lecturing, giving directions), and more frequently asked closed-ended questions than their non-science counterparts. There was no significant difference in the frequency of asking open-ended questions or with types of responding behaviors. Implications include the important role of teacher preparation programs and faculty in exposing future teachers to pedagogical strategies necessary for effective instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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