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ERIC Number: ED067006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 4
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Teachers With Impact.
Wood, Lynn; Wilson, Robert C.
Research Reporter, v7 n2 1972
In this study it was found that teaching seems to be most effective when it allows a close, friendly relationship with students over a substantial period of time. The most significant faculty-student relationships were seldom described by faculty as impersonal, and almost all such relationships were associated with continuing faculty-student interaction. Teachers who were more accessible and more interactive with students were not merely being friendly or gregarious; they had considerable intellectual impact on students. Most students described the faculty members who contributed most to them as having stimulated them intellectually, demanded high quality work of them, made them feel confident about their abilities, and interested them in the teacher's field. These interactive factors were also characteristic of faculty denoted as intellectually influential by students who became more intellectually oriented over the 4 years. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.