Interamerican Journal of Psychology
versión ISSN 0034-9690
GUEVARA BENITEZ, Yolanda; RUGERIO TAPIA, Juan Pablo; DELGADO SANCHEZ, Ulises y HERMOSILLO GARCIA, Ángela. Kinder garden and first grade teachers training on the utilization of teaching strategies. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.3, pp. 479-490. ISSN 0034-9690.
The research shows the effectiveness of a training program for teachers of third grade of kinder garden and first grade of elementary school, for undertaking a series of teaching strategies derived from the conductual psychology. Teachers from public schools of low socio-cultural level participated in this study. An hour of a class of each teacher was filmed before and after the training, in order to record the use of the teaching strategies. The training consisted in teaching strategies that can be used in order to optimize the learning process. In seven participants, the effect of the training was observed. In these cases, the pre-evaluation showed levels closer to 0%, meanwhile in the post-evaluation they showed increments in almost all of them. The possible effects of the program are analyzed, on relationship to the affective environment and social clime in the classroom. The results are discussed on the basis of the previous empirical research findings. The limitations of the program are also analyzed and some suggestions are pointed out for undertaking future studies and programs.
Palabras llave : Teaching strategies; Teachers; Basic education; Didactic skills.