ERIC Number: ED039928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Teacher Effectiveness: A Position.
DARCEE Papers and Reports (George Peabody College for Teachers), v3 n8 1969
This document summarizes the highlights of research on teacher effectiveness and concludes with recommendations based on a synthesis of this past work. The various methodologies that have been used are discussed, from rating scales to objective observation techniques, such as OScAR and the ecological studies. The major problems in teacher effectiveness research are examined. Recommendations are that results of: (1) research on presage variables are conflicting suggesting that such research might be suspended for the moment: (2) clearer guidelines regarding ultimacy of product criteria are needed; (3) observational techniques seem to be more behaviorally oriented and more objective than other methodologies; (4) an attempt should be made to integrate, translate, and relate already available materials on teacher effectiveness; and (5) the sub-segments of teacher effectiveness should be understood and quantified before researchers try to unify the whole. (MH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Demonstration and Research Center for Early Education.