ERIC Number: ED392415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Characteristics of a Good Programming Teacher.
This paper identifies characteristics of a "good" programming teacher, derived from a study of four teachers in charge of beginning courses in BASIC programming language at high schools in the Greater Kansas City area. In addition to doing classroom observation, the researcher interviewed the teachers themselves, students, and the teachers' immediate supervisors. Results are discussed in terms of: (1) special personal qualities like patience, responsiveness, and enthusiasm, exhibited by the teacher in the classroom; (2) criteria offered through questionnaire responses from district coordinators, from 20 programming teachers described by those coordinators as effective, and from the students of the four particular teachers being studied; and (3) the programming concepts, problem-solving skills, and teaching strategies emphasized by each of the observed teachers. Tables illustrate criteria mentioned in the questionnaires and the degrees to which teachers stressed certain concepts and skills. (Author/BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: BASIC Programming Language; Kansas City Public Schools MO; Teacher Enthusiasm
Note: In: "Emerging Technologies, Lifelong Learning, NECC '95"; see IR 017 705.