Modification, Transfer, and Maintenance of the Verbal Behavior of an Experienced Physical Education Teacher: A Single-Subject Analysis

McKenzie, Thomas L.
April 1981
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Spring1981 Introductory, Vol. 1, p48
Academic Journal
The article reports on the study made on the modification, transfer, and maintenance of the verbal behavior of an experienced physical education teacher. The study is aimed at examining the effectiveness of a simple feedback and goal-setting intervention on the instructional behaviors of the subject, determining whether the effects of the intervention would generalize to another teaching setting in the subject and whether the effects of the intervention would be maintained over time. The methodology, data collection, research design, and the results are discussed.


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