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ERIC Number: ED070430
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The Relationship between Perceptual Characteristics and Effective Teaching at the Junior College Level.
Dedrick, Charles Van Loan
The relationship between the perceptual organization of junior college instructors and student ratings of their effectiveness as teachers is explored. The major hypothesis of the research was that there would be a significant positive relationship between student ratings of faculty effectiveness and certain aspects of perceptual organization. The subjects were 32 junior college instructors. Two student ratings were administered to students of all the instructors participating in the study. The first instrument was the Purdue Instructor Performance Indicator (PIPI), a forced-choice rating scale in which the student is required to make a series of choices from blocks of descriptive behavioral items. The second instrument was a self-anchoring scale of teacher effectiveness called the Teacher Rating Scale (TRS). Multiple stepwise regression correlations computed between the six perceptual dimensions using ratings inferred from TAT protocols and PIPI student ratings indicates that four of the dimensions produced a multiple R of .70 and accounted for 49 percent of the variation found in the criterion. In specific terms of teaching excellence at the junior college level, effective teaching becomes a matter of working through the environment, in essence, providing the student with greater freedom to explore and discover his maximum potential. (CK)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Rating Scale