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ERIC Number: ED038331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-4
Pages: 75
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The Association of Teacher Resourceness with Children's Characteristics.
Michelson, Stephan
A statistical analysis of data from the Equal Educational Opportunity Survey (EOS), conducted by the U.S. Office of Education in 1965, leads to the concept that teacher influence on or "resourceness" for a child differs by the type of child. This concept is called "teacher specificity." Single linear regression analysis and a 3-equation system with simultaneous estimation were applied to data from the EOS sixth grade questionnaire, teacher questionnaire, and principal questionnaire to develop a correlation between school resources and variations in students' raw test scores for two populations--white students and black students. The difference in correlation coefficients for the two populations is the basis for the idea that these resources have different value "resourceness" for whites and blacks. Extension of this idea suggests that teacher evaluation might be based on the specific situation rather than a general set of standards. Greater local control, specifically by school principals, would be a method of implementing this type of evaluation. An analogy is drawn between the teacher-student relationship for normal children and for exceptional children. (RT)
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