ERIC Number: ED338598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
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Effective Teacher Behaviors: A Survey of In-Service Special Educators.
Ridley, Lucinda L.; Buehler, Ruth M.
In an effort to generate a list of effective teacher behaviors for special education, a survey was taken of special education teachers (N=41). The teachers were asked to rank order 11 skill areas according to their relative importance in effective teaching and to utilize their knowledge and experience to specify effective performance behaviors in each of the following areas: classroom management; behavior management; professional behavior; lesson preparation; subject presentation; interpersonal relationships; professional knowledge; multicultural awareness; knowledge relevant to special education field; teaching skills; and general information/common sense. Respondents were also requested to provide a maximum of five descriptive phrases to define each ranked area. Survey results from the 25 responding teachers were compiled for the total group and for each category. Behavior and classroom management were the two areas most valued for effective teaching. The consensus reached by these survey respondents reflected their practical experiences in the field and was an initial step toward identification and clarification of requisite behaviors for effective teaching. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Rank Order