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ERIC Number: ED011257
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 14
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TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS, CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR, AND GROWTH IN PUPIL CREATIVITY.
DENNY, DAVID; TURNER, RICHARD L.
EXPLORATION OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS, THEIR CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR, AND GROWTH IN PUPIL CREATIVITY USED THREE MEASURES--(1) A BATTERY OF TESTS ADMINISTERED TO PUPILS IN 30 6TH-GRADE CLASSES (MEASURING IDEATIONAL FLUENCY, SPONTANEOUS FLEXIBILITY, REDEFINITION, AND SENSITIVITY), (2) OBSERVATION OF THE CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS OF THESE TEACHERS BY TRAINED OBSERVERS USING AN OBSERVATION SCHEDULE MEASURING CLASSROOM CLIMATE, TEACHER-LEARNING STRUCTURE, AND SPECIFIC STRUCTURING FOR CREATIVITY, AND (3) RESPONSES BY 20 OF THESE TEACHERS TO A CHARACTERISTICS SCHEDULE SCORED BY RESOURCEFULNESS, VIEWPOINT, ORGANIZATION, STABILITY, AND INVOLVEMENT. FINDINGS WERE--(1) IMAGINATIVE OR RESOURCEFUL TEACHERS USE POSITIVE MOTIVATION TO ENCOURAGE PUPIL RESPONSES AND TO INCREASE PUPILS' ABILITY TO GIVE UNUSUAL USES FOR COMMON OBJECTS, (2) PUPIL-CENTERED TEACHERS APPEAR TO ADAPT TO INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES TO VARY MATERIALS AND ACTIVITIES, AND TO OBTAIN IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY IN STUDENT THINKING, AND (3) HIGHLY ORGANIZED TEACHERS APPEAR TO OBTAIN PUPIL INTEREST AND TO MAINTAIN GOOD PUPIL-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS, BUT THEY DO APPEAR TO RESTRICT PUPIL FLUENCY OF IDEAS. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDED THAT TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIOR INCREASE CREATIVE BEHAVIOR. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (FEBRUARY 1967). (HA)
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Identifiers: New York (New York)