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ERIC Number: ED044099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 38
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Student and Instructor Expectations of Community College Instructors.
Twa, R. James
Little research has been done to define effective teaching in the junior college. This study was designed to produce empirical data on the expectations held by the adult education, occupational education, and transfer students and their instructor counterparts for the instructor in his role as director of learning. To elicit the desired data, the Instructor Behavior Questionnaire was administered to 315 students and instructors in an Oregon community college. The Kolmogorov-Smirnoff Two-Sample Test was then applied to the data to determine the level of significance of difference in reactions of the six groups included in this study. Mean response scores were also computed to measure the intensity of reaction to the role norm statements on the questionnaire. Analysis of these data indicates that both students and faculty had the most intense feelings on the "Personal Relationships" section of the questionnaire. On the basis of this finding, the author suggests that further research in this area should concentrate on variables to identify personal relationships between instructors and students. Relationships among several different combinations of the six groups studied are also discussed in this report. (RC)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers: Oregon