ERIC Number: ED083739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Self-Confrontation of Teachers.
Schmuck, Richard A.
Simply presenting information that displays clearly any discrepancy between a teacher's ideal and actual classroom performance does not, in itself, promise constructive change. This is true in part because teachers confronted with such discrepancies often experience anxiety. Teachers who wish to change often find it difficult to behave differently in the classroom for a variety of reasons. This paper discusses some psychological reactions that can be expected by teachers when they are confronted with information about their own classroom behavior. It also suggests some actions that a facilitator might take to help a teacher focus energies on self-improvement. (Author)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Classroom Observation Techniques, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Supervision, Teachers
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Note: OSSC Bulletin, v17 n3