ERIC Number: ED041779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Q-Technique Study of Characteristics of Effective Science Teachers.
Halterman, Richard Jones
A Q-technique was used to study characteristics of effective science teachers. One hundred eighty-five junior and senior high school science teachers sorted fifty statements. Biographical data were collected from the teachers, and students and principals rated them on effectiveness. Q-sort scores were factor analyzed, giving eight factors. These were used together with the biographical data in regression analysis with students' ratings of teacher effectiveness as the dependent variable. It was concluded that the Q-sort technique proved useful, that considerable diversity existed between the judgments of science teachers, principals, and students concerning teaching effectiveness, and that the biographical data contributed more than the other variables used for assessing the characteristics of effective science teachers. (EB)
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.