ERIC Number: ED328929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Influential Teachers and Receptive Students.
Winograd, Peter; And Others
Social solidarity, the need to relate to significant others, has been identified as a goal that motivates students in classrooms. A study examined a specific instance of social solidarity: the relationship between influential teachers and students they have influenced. One hundred ninety present and former students (from diverse grade levels) and 33 teachers answered questions containing both open-ended items and rating scales. Students responded about particular influential teachers they had encountered; teachers responded about particular students they thought they had influenced. Results from the rating scales revealed that: (1) influential teachers can be characterized along a number of dimensions including competence, warmth, high standards, hostility, and expressiveness; (2) receptive students can be characterized along a number of dimensions including good student, popular, in-trouble, and withdrawn; and (3) teacher and student dimensions are closely related. Results from the open-ended interviews provided insight into how these relationships develop and their importance to both students and teachers. (Six tables are included; 57 references are attached.) (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Surveys; Teacher Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (40th, Miami, FL, November 27-December 1, 1990).