Facilitation and teacher behaviors: An analysis of literacy teachers' video-case discussions

Poonam ARYA, Tanya CHRIST, Ming Ming CHIU

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This study explored how peer and professor facilitations are related to teachers' behaviors during video-case discussions. Fourteen inservice teachers produced 1,787 turns of conversation during 12 video-case discussions that were video-recorded, transcribed, coded, and analyzed with statistical discourse analysis. Professor facilitations (sharing experiences; affirming ideas; and asking for critical thinking, information, observations, and connections) and peer facilitations (recall, critical thinking, connections, and affirmations) in recent conversation turns were linked to teachers' current turn behaviors, including recalling information, critical thinking, and making connections to content in video cases. These results suggest that modeling, scaffolding, and co-construction among professors and peers support specific teacher behaviors during video-case discussions. Copyright ©2013 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-127
JournalJournal of Teacher Education
Issue number2
Early online dateNov 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014


Arya, P., Christ, T., & Chiu, M. M. (2014). Facilitation and teacher behaviors: An analysis of literacy teachers’ video-case discussions. Journal of Teacher Education, 65(2), 111-127.


  • Inservice education
  • Literacy/reading teacher education
  • Video analysis


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