ERIC Number: ED224966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of an Effective Teacher.
This study was conducted to identify the characteristics of effective clinical instruction as perceived by faculty and students in a sample of associate degree nursing programs in Iowa. From the population of 18 associate degree nursing programs in the state, a stratified random sample of approximately one-third was chosen for voluntary completion of a questionnaire. The survey instrument, developed from a literature study, included two sections. Section 1 asked respondents to rate the 23 characteristics of teachers, while in section 2 respondents were to select the five most important characteristics of clinical teachers. Results of the study showed that students and faculty disagreed on 6 of the 23 items in the first part of the study. Items considered to be more important to the instructors than the students included relating theory to practice, supervising students and individualizing instructions. Items that were of more importance to the students than the faculty were providing useful feedback on student progress and demonstrating skills, attitudes, and values that are to be developed by the students. In relation to the five most important characteristics, instructors chose more items in the professional competency category, while students chose more items in the classification of student relationships. Identification of these characteristics has implications for those entering the teaching field as well as for those evaluating current clinical instructors. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 1982).