ERIC Number: ED054487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Relationships of Pupil Security Characteristics and Teacher Awareness to Pupil Security Characteristics.
Grapko, M. F.; Fraser, J. A.
Nearly 500 boys and 500 girls in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades filled out the Child Study Security Test, Elementary Form, while their 34 teachers completed a 16 item Teacher Rating Questionnaire. The pupils' self-reported personality characteristics were then correlated with their teacher's ratings. Agreement was used as an indicator of the knowledge or awareness the teacher has about the pupil. Among other things, the results show that (1) unmarried female teachers, as a group, are more aware of the personality characteristics of pupils than are married female teachers or male teachers as a group; (2) class size makes no difference in determining teacher awareness; (3) high awareness teachers report a greater interest in the child's school and out-of-school experiences; (4) low awareness teachers prefer a more traditional approach to teaching; and (5) children who develop adequate, mutually supporting peer relationships generally receive more favorable teacher ratings. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Univ. (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association Convention, Toronto, May 30 - June 2, 1971