ERIC Number: ED373957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher-Student Relationships in Science and Mathematics Classes. What Research Says to the Science and Mathematics Teacher. Number 11.
This bulletin presents research findings about the interpersonal relationships between science and mathematics teachers and their students. This research is based on studies that used the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction which gathers data on students' and teachers' perceptions of interpersonal teacher behavior. A reproducible copy of the questionnaire is included and discussed. A study in Australia used a model for interpersonal teacher behavior with two axes--dominance/submission and cooperation/opposition. Results focused on actual classroom behavior and students' perceptions of ideal teachers. A study in the Netherlands investigated interpersonal teacher behavior and its relationship to student achievement and attitudes. Conclusions from both studies show that interpersonal teacher behavior is an important aspect of the learning environment, and is strongly related to student outcomes. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Models, Questionnaires, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
Key Centre for School Science and Mathematics, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6001, Australia ($1 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curtin Univ. of Tech., Perth (Australia). National Key Centre for Science and Mathematics.
Identifiers: Australia; Netherlands; Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction