Date of Award

12-1986

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Howard Farris

Second Advisor

Dr. Richard W. Malott

Third Advisor

Dr. Galen Alessi

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

A multiple baseline across subjects experimental design was used to evaluate the effects of monitoring subject performance and providing feedback regarding the implementation of Direct Instruction (DI) procedures from video taped recordings of the subject's presentations of the DI lessons upon the implementation of those DI procedures. The subjects were two junior high school special education teachers who teach reading using the SRA Corrective Reading; Decoding B program. The DI lessons were recorded on VHS video tape and observational data were recorded during baseline. During intervention, a monitor also provided feedback on the subjects performance using examples from the video tape. Results indicate a performance increase or no effect in five of the six areas monitored. An implication of this study is that using video tape can effectively facilitate the monitoring of teachers who use DI programs.

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