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ERIC Number: ED046383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 170
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Student and Instructor Expectations of Community College Instructors.
Twa, Robert James
This study examined the nature of and major differences between certain expectations held by the adult education, occupational, and transfer students and their instructor counterparts--expectations of the instructor as director of learning in a community college setting. Data were collected by means of Instructor Behavior Questionnaires developed by the author and administered to 315 students and instructors in a community college in Oregon. Findings were analyzed for each of the following five aspects of the role of instructor (as director of learning and/or as a total role): (1) use of instructional methods and materials; (2) personal relationships; (3) management and control of learning activities; (4) communication of information pertaining to the course; and (5) evaluation of student progress. The most significant finding was that all groups involved had stronger feelings toward the personal relationship part of the role of the instructor. Students were the most concerned with being treated as dignified human beings. On the basis of this finding, it appears that studies designed to identify and distinguish variables in personal relationships of instructors with students should produce worthwhile information for those responsible for the improvement of instruction in community colleges. (CA)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation