ERIC Number: ED213758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Effectiveness as Perceived by Elementary School Students: An Aspect of the Experiential Curriculum.
Klein, M. Frances
During the hours progressively spent by elementary school students through sixth grade, their contact with teachers is intense. The influence of the teacher upon a student's life is perhaps greater at this time than at later ages when the peer group replaces adults as a significant factor at school. Thus, the amount of time spent in the elementary school, the age of the students, and the influence of the teacher upon the student make the student's view of the elementary school experience a very important factor to study and understand more fully. This paper reports selected data which examines several elementary school classrooms in order to "see" them as those students, teachers and observers reported their perceptions through the research instruments from a Study of Schooling (Goodland, and others). Much of the data reflect the experiential curriculum--what the student perceives he or she is experiencing and learning in a particular classroom. Such data are augmented by that taken from the questionnaires administered to the teachers and by data collected by research observers in those classrooms. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).