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ERIC Number: ED019477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 80
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THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATIONAL FEEDBACK ABOUT SUPERVISORY AND STUDENT REACTIONS WITH BEGINNING AND EXPERIENCED VOCATIONAL TEACHERS. FINAL REPORT.
OLIVER, WILMOT F.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF INFORMATIONAL FEEDBACK FROM SUPERVISORS, STUDENTS, AND STUDENTS AND SUPERVISORS COMBINED AS A MEANS OF IMPROVING THE TEACHER IMAGE OF BEGINNING AND EXPERIENCED TEACHERS. THE 286 VOCATIONAL TEACHERS INCLUDED IN THE STUDY WERE CATEGORIZED INTO GROUPS BASED ON YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND THEN RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO ONE OF FOUR FEEDBACK CONDITIONS--(1) SUPERVISOR ONLY, (2) GRADE 10, 11, AND 13 STUDENTS ONLY, (3) SUPERVISOR AND STUDENTS COMBINED, AND (4) A CONTROL GROUP WHICH RECEIVED NO FEEDBACK. FORM 6 OF THE STUDENT OPINION-QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO THE FEEDBACK GROUPS AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF A 12-WEEK PERIOD. THE DATA WERE ORGANIZED AND MAILED WITH INTERPRETIVE INFORMATION TO EACH TEACHER IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS. THE DATA WERE USED IN A 2X2X3 FACTORED EXPERIMENT WITH THE STATISTICAL METHOD OF UNWEIGHTED MEANS BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT SIZES OF CELLS. THE FINDINGS WERE--(1) THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS AS OBSERVED BY STUDENTS BETWEEN THOSE GROUPS RECEIVING FEEDBACK FROM STUDENTS, EITHER ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH FEEDBACK FROM SUPERVISORS, AND THOSE WHO RECEIVED NO FEEDBACK, AND (2) STUDENT FEEDBACK IMPROVED TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS WHILE SUPERVISOR FEEDBACKS DID NOT, AND THE EFFECT OF COMBINED FEEDBACK DID NOT EXCEED THAT OF STUDENT FEEDBACK ALONE. STUDENT FEEDBACK DURING THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF TEACHING CAN BE USED AS AN EFFECTIVE METHOD OF IMPROVING TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS AS SEEN BY STUDENTS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY, THE QUESTIONNAIRE, AND RELATED RESEARCH MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education.
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