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ERIC Number: ED032841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Pages: 9
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Higher Education Research Abstracts No. 8. Characteristics of the Effective College Teacher.
Finn, Stanley R., Ed.
This issue of the Abstracts presents a selected sample of empirical studies pertaining to the perceived desirable characteristics of the good or effective college teacher. All but one of these studies used student judges (undergraduate and graduate) to identify the teacher characteristics and behaviors most important to effective teaching. This is consistent with the proposition that the student is in the best position to judge the standards of effective teaching. The procedure generally followed was to gather a list of teacher traits from a small group of students and then to ask a larger population of students to indicate how important these traits were. A first group of studies is devoted to delineation of effective teacher characteristics. The second group is concerned with variables which may underlie perceptions of desirable teacher traits. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.