ERIC Number: ED331782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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A Study of Successful Teacher Characteristics in the Dayton Area Catholic Schools.
D'Amico, Mary Jo; Frericks, Donald J.
This study was commissioned to identify specific characteristics typical of successful teachers and schools in the greater Dayton area Catholic elementary and secondary schools. It also sought to determine the attitudes and behaviors of teachers who used those characteristics most. Also of interest was the appropriate recognition and/or rewards that would motivate quality teachers to continue teaching in the Dayton area Catholic schools. A survey, developed by focus group meetings of elementary and secondary teachers and principals, and administered to 239 teachers and 34 principals as part of a larger survey of students and parents, included 5 major questions: (1) What competencies are needed by effective teachers in Catholic schools? (2) What are the personal characteristics of the most effective teachers? (3) How should effective teachers be expected to model service in a Catholic school and outside the school community? (4) How do effective teachers integrate religious beliefs/values in secular subjects? and (5) What kind of climate/environment do effective teachers create in their classrooms? A summary is presented of the survey findings. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Ohio (Dayton)