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ERIC Number: ED058169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 60
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Exploratory Cross Cultural Descriptions of Self-Report Inventory Data Derived from Teacher Characteristics Schedule (Revised Form G-70).
Ryans, David G.
This paper reports the application of factor analysis of a large data matrix involving some 800 variables in determining the principal dimension of teacher characteristics and employs the resulting scales in testing hypotheses about similarities and differences in teacher characteristics across subcultures identified by national/racial lineage, sex, and grade or level of students taught. Data derived from the author's earlier Teacher Characteristics Study (1948-54) based on about 400 teachers in Hawaii and presented in relation to the following characteristics: 1) considerate, kindly behavior; 2) businesslike, task-oriented behavior; 3) stimulating, motivating, imaginative behavior; 4) favorable attitudes toward pupils, school personnel, and parents; 5) academic educational viewpoints; 6) child-centered viewpoints; 7) verbal-semantic facility; 8) general personal-social adjustment; 9) commitment to teaching as a profession; 10) participation in teaching-related activities; and 11) response validity. The data for each characteristic are examined in detail, but no attempt is made to explain similarities or differences. The scales simply describe the characteristics which emerge from analyses of teachers' reports of what they do, what they prefer, how they think they would act, or how they think other teachers would act under specified circumstances, and what opinions and values they agree and disagree with. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Education Research and Development Center.