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ERIC Number: ED209198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Measuring Perceptions of Teacher Behaviors.
Brinkmanship behaviors challenge the authority of a social system while trying to avoid, usually through the use of humor, the sanctions that would normally be provoked. This study investigated the validity and use of short scenarios portraying various teachers challenging policy in different ways as a strategy for measuring perceptions of these behaviors. The subjects were 78 actively employed teachers. They were asked to indicate how well they felt each of four adjectives--obedient, defiant, confronting, and radical--described the teacher portrayed in each scenario. The results suggest that research in this area requires further elaboration of the theory defining the types of brinkmanship and additional improvement of brinkmanship perceptions. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, 1981).