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ERIC Number: ED070749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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A Study of the Perceptual Organization of Elementary and Secondary "Outstanding Young Educators".
Brown, Robert G.
This study explored the relationship of perceptual theory and methodology to teacher effectiveness. Criterion and comparison groups were formed. The criterion group contained 24 elementary and 24 secondary teachers who had been past finalists in the United States Jaycee "Outstanding Young Educator" competition. The comparison group of 24 elementary and 24 secondary teachers were randomly selected from the south Florida area. All subjects completed open-end questionnaires on classroom management, instructional objectives and procedures, and self evaluation. Three judges, trained in perceptual theory, then rated the subjects on eight perceptual theories. After reviewing the verbal reports, the judges made inferences on the subjects' characteristic beliefs in the following categories: (a) general frame of reference; (b) perception of self; (d) the purpose and process of learning; and (e) perceptions of appropriate methods. A group of lay judges also reviewed the protocols and rated subjects: above agerage, average, or below average. The results were statistically appraised by the Median Test, Discriminant Function Analysis, and Veldman's ANOVAR 23 program. Two tables and 12 references are included. (BRB)
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