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ERIC Number: ED016605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 121
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Reference Count: 0
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THE SKILLS OF TEACHING.
FAWCETT, CLAUDE W.
TEACHING SKILLS WHICH ARE A PART OF THE TEACHER'S LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE TEACHING PROCESS WERE IDENTIFIED BY ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. IDENTIFICATION OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP ITEMS WAS DONE BY THE CONFERENCE METHOD WITH ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS OF TWO CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE ITEMS WHICH WERE DEVELOPED INTO A 1-TO-10 RATING SCALE, WERE CLASSIFIED UNDER THE HEADINGS OF (1) GOAL SETTING, (2) ASSIGNMENTS OF SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITY, (3) EVALUATION AND REWARD, (4) AUTHORITY, (5) RESEARCH, (6) RECORD-KEEPING, (7) COORDINATION INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY, (8) COMMUNICATION, (9) IDENTIFICATION, (10) PACING, (11) INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, AND (12) MAINTENANCE OF A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. THE SAMPLE IN THE STUDY CONSISTED OF 75 SECONDARY EDUCATION GRADUATES AND 75 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION GRADUATES WHO WERE SELECTED USING RANDOM SAMPLING TECHNIQUES. IDENTICAL RATING SCALES WERE SENT TO THE TEACHERS AND TO THEIR PRINCIPALS, EACH OF WHOM HAD INDICATED WILLINGNESS TO COOPERATE IN THE STUDY. A TEACHER'S AND HIS PRINCIPAL'S STATEMENTS WERE USED IN MATCHED PAIRS. THE DATA WERE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH TEACHERS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATORS PLACED HIGH VALUES ON DIFFERENT INVENTORY ITEMS. CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS OF THE AGREEMENT AMONG RANK ORDERS OF THE TWO GROUPS WERE CALCULATED. VARIMAX ROTATION WAS USED TO DETERMINE THE PATTERN OF TEACHERS' AND ADMINISTRATORS' JUDGMENTS. THE DATA SHOWED--(1) THAT THERE WERE PATTERNS OF DISAGREEMENT SUCH THAT IT WAS ESSENTIAL TO DEVELOP TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF ITEMS, ONE TO BE USED WITH ADMINISTRATORS AND ONE TO BE USED WITH TEACHERS, (2) THAT THE TECHNIQUE EMPLOYED WAS A USEFUL WAY OF IDENTIFYING TEACHING SKILLS, (3) THAT THE ITEMS SELECTED ARE NOT SKILLS BUT RATHER THEY ARE BEHAVIORAL GOALS, AND (4) A FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF TEACHING SKILLS OF GRADUATES SHOULD BE DONE USING TWO DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 FROM THE U.C.L.A. STUDENT'S STORE, 308 WESTWOOD BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 40024. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
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