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ERIC Number: ED002843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-May
Pages: 125
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CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHER BEHAVIOR RELATED TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF CHILDREN IN SEVERAL ELEMENTARY GRADES.
HEIL, LOUIS M.; AND OTHERS
THE VARIOUS KINDS OF TEACHER BEHAVIOR WHICH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACHIEVEMENT OF CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF PERSONALITY AND LEVELS OF INTELLIGENCE, AND THE PREDICTORS OF THOSE TEACHER BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHILDREN WERE STUDIED. THE SAMPLE INCLUDED APPROXIMATELY 1,500 CHILDREN (GRADES 3 THROUGH 6) AND 60 CLASSES IN THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA. THE SELECTION OF THE SAMPLE PROVIDED A WIDE RANGE OF SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS AMONG THE CHILDREN AND TEACHING COMPETENCIES AMONG THE TEACHERS. THE LATTER WAS DETERMINED BY SUPERVISORS' OPINIONS. DATA FOR CHILDREN INCLUDED PERSONALITY DESCRIPTION, PRE- AND POST-TEST ACHIEVEMENT SCORES, SOCIOMETRIC EVIDENCE, AND IQ FOR TEACHERS. DATA FOR TEACHERS INCLUDED OBSERVATION OF BEHAVIOR, PERSONALITY DESCRIPTION, ACADEMIC INTEREST, AND INFORMATIONAL BACKGROUND. THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY ARE CONSISTENT WITH THOSE OF OTHER INVESTIGATORS, THAT IS, THERE WAS A NEGLIGIBLE CORRELATION OF CHILDREN'S ACHIEVEMENT BOTH WITH OBSERVERS' RATINGS OF TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS AND WITH TEACHER KNOWLEDGE. IN MANY INSTANCES THE TEACHERS RECEIVING POORER RATINGS BY OBSERVERS ARE THE ONES OBTAINING HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT WITH THE CHILDREN. SINCE ALL OF THE TEACHERS IN THIS STUDY HAVE HAD PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, THE LACK OF ANY SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION OF CHILDREN'S ACHIEVEMENT EITHER WITH THE EVIDENCE FROM THE OBSERVATION MATERIAL OR THE TEACHER KNOWLEDGE DATA IS WITHIN THIS POPULATION OF TEACHERS. IT WAS EVIDENT THAT NOT ONLY IS TEACHER KNOWLEDGE AN UNIMPORTANT VARIABLE AS A CRITERION OF TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS BUT ALSO OBSERVER RATINGS, PER SE, ARE PRACTICALLY WORTHLESS IN THIS RESPECT. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Brooklyn)