ERIC Number: ED198281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Employing Adult-Student Expectations of Continuing Education Teachers to Improve Instruction.
Pfister, James W.
A research project sought to determine adult continuing education students' expectations of teachers. A total of 108 continuing education students from the Clearwater Campus of St. Petersburg Junior College responded to the Survey of Effective Teaching Behavior, which sought to determine criteria adult students use to measure an effective teacher. A literature review was also conducted. Results indicated that the adults' prime concern involved receiving up-to-date information. Adult students also viewed teacher communication and enjoyment of teaching as very important characteristics of an effective teacher. They ranked last the requirement of a large amount of work as a class requirement. Results were then disseminated to teachers and administrators to provide information on how knowledge of preferred teacher expectation can improve continuing education teachers and on how administrators can use the knowledge of preferred teacher expectations to improve instruction. Seven recommendations for the director of continuing education arose from the research results. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Petersburg Junior College Clearwater FL