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ERIC Number: ED050118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 11
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A Paradigm for Determining High School Teacher Effectiveness.
Bohlken, Robert; Giffin, Kim
Criteria for measuring teacher effectiveness include the prognostic type, teacher observation, student achievement, and communication variables. A paradigm based on communication variables consists of: (a) Discriminate observable communication climate variables (devise method of observing and measuring communication variables); and (b) Determine educational objectives of the class (devise method for measuring achievement of those objectives). The relationship of communication variables and class objective fulfillment should indicate the effective teacher who is capable of establishing a favorable communication climate that provides the incentive for student fulfillment of the course's educational objectives. One communication variable that is significant is interpersonal trust. According to the paradigm, the teacher's behavior that establishes interpersonal trust, i.e., expertness, character, and dynamism, as seen by the students, plus achievement of course objectives establish the communication variable as a requisite of an effective teacher. "The Giffin Trust Scale," which purports to measure interpersonal trust, is given along with an answer sheet. (DB)
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