ERIC Number: ED341303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Effectiveness: Perspectives of Pennsylvania First Year University ACT 101 Students and Their High School Teachers.
Duke, Charles R.; Sessoms, Isaiah
This study collected data pertinent to instructional effectiveness at the secondary educational level with the population of students enrolled under the Pennsylvania Higher Education Equal Opportunity Act (ACT 101) which provides financial assistance to post secondary institutions serving academically disadvantaged students through tutoring and counseling support. The study surveyed 609 rural and urban ACT 101 students from 11 state institutions of higher education, one community college and four private colleges and 181 high school teachers whom students had identified as having a major positive influence on them. Some highlights of the survey's findings on students included the following: (1) typical students were 18 to 19 years old, 50 percent female, and white; (2) most students came from small families with few parents employed in professional fields and no college graduate family members; (3) most students participated in sports and rated employment and marriage as top goals. Highlights of findings from the teacher survey included the following: most valued personal concern, caring, well-managed classrooms, positive attitudes, and fair evaluation; and (2) most were over 36 years old, white, and had completed undergraduate and graduate degrees. Included are copies of each survey, a list of participating schools and counties, 20 tables, and a 3 item bibliography. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ACT 101 Programs; Pennsylvania