ERIC Number: ED052454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-23
Reference Count: 0
Relationships among Teacher's Knowledge and Application of Principles of Adult Teaching and Student Satisfaction. Final Report.
Berg, Clay N., Jr.
The nature of the relationship between a teacher's knowledge of certain principles of adult teaching, his application of those principles in classroom practice, and the resultant level of satisfaction reported by his adult students was studied. Agroup of 1,596 adults in 100 university classes were the subjects. A theoretical framework adapted from Getzels and Houle was employed. A student opinionnaire and a faculty questionnaire, based on Getzels' and Houle's modified list of principles, were used. Data were analyzed by analysis of variance and multiple regression analysis. Conclusions are: (1) The level of a teacher's knowledge of principles of adult education is not significantly correlated with the level of student satisfaction in his class; (2) The extent to which students perceive their teacher's behavior as conforming to actions consistent with certain principles of adult education is significantly correlated satisfaction with their classes is determined significantly by teachers' application of principles related to student motivation. (Author/CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Education.