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ERIC Number: ED015787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-30
Pages: 3
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THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CERTAIN TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS AND ACHIEVEMENT AND CREATIVITY OF GIFTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. FINAL REPORT SUMMARY.
MCNARY, SHIRLEY R.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS AND THE DEGREE OF CHANGE SHOWN BY GIFTED ELEMENTARY PUPILS IN CONVERGENT AND DIVERGENT THINKING AREAS WAS INVESTIGATED. CHARACTERISTICS WERE ASSESSED BY MEASURES OF INTELLIGENCE, PERSONALITY FACTORS, AND A PERSONAL INFORMATION QUESTIONNAIRE. SIX PRE- AND POST-TESTS OF CONVERGENT AND 4 TESTS OF DIVERGENT PRODUCTION MEASURED THE GROWTH OF THE GIFTED CHILDREN OVER 1 ACADEMIC YEAR. A SERIES OF MULTIPLE REGRESSION EQUATIONS WAS CALCULATED TO ASSESS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CHANGES IN THE 23 CLASSES IN THE TEST SCORES AND THE 34 TEACHER, CLASS, AND STUDENT VARIABLES. FOR EACH MEASURE OF CHANGE, ITEMS SIGNIFICANT AT THE 1 PERCENT LEVEL WERE GROUPED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FINAL REGRESSION ANALYSIS LEADING TO AN INFLUENCE PROFILE. IT WAS FOUND THAT TEACHER PERSONALITY TRAITS WERE THE MOST EFFECTIVE OF THE CHANGE-PRODUCING VARIABLES AND THAT DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEACHERS INFLUENCED DIFFERENT AREAS OF GROWTH. THE CHILDREN'S READING GROWTH RELATED SIGNIFICANTLY TO A TEACHER'S VERBAL I.Q., AND GROWTH IN WRITING RELATED SIGNIFICANTLY TO A TEACHER'S ANNUAL INCOME AND THE NUMBER OF COURSE-WORK HOURS IN THE EDUCATION OF GIFTED CHILDREN. THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER CLASS SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED GROWTH IN MATH. STUDY IMPLICATIONS ARE THAT GIFTED CHILDREN SHOULD BE EXPOSED BOTH TO TEACHERS WHOSE PERSONALITY TRAITS ARE BEST SUITED TO TEACH THE DIVERGENT AREA AND TO THOSE BEST SUITED TO TEACH THE CONVERGENT AREA, WITH TEACHER SELECTION BASED ACCORDINGLY. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
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