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ERIC Number: ED167594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-29
Pages: 106
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Teacher Invitations and Teacher Effectiveness as Reported by Students in a Technical and General Post-Secondary Educational Setting.
Inglis, Sandra Cheldelin
An instrument to measure student reports of perceived teacher invitations and of teacher behaviors traditionally considered effective was developed and validated. Invitational (I-type) factors and effective (E-type) factors were correlated with academic achievement. Scale items were suggested by the literature, and then rated and categorized by expert judges. The revised instrument identified five factors: Caring, Respect, Course Organization, Interpersonal Contact, and Learning Environment. The first two factors identified I-Type teacher behaviors, the latter three identified E-Type behaviors. The reliable and valid instrument, containing 26 I-Type and 24 E-Type items was administered to technical college students. Significant positive relationships were found between: (1) I-Type and E-Type teacher behaviors as perceived and reported by students; (2) teacher behaviors and student reports of course grades; (3) teacher behaviors and student reports of how hard they worked in the course; (4) teacher behaviors and student reports of how much they learned in the course; and (5) teacher behaviors and type of curriculum taught. Students perceived general education instructors as higher I-Type and E-Type teachers than technical education instructors. Test items are included. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Invitational Teaching
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978) ; Marginally legible due to light type