ERIC Number: ED085342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Factors Inhibiting the Transfer of Control in Educational Settings. Final Report.
Forward, John R.
A basic assumption of the transfer-of-control paradigm is that education involves a gradual shift in responsibility for learning from the teacher to the student. Several issues derived from this approach have been investigated in the three studies reported here: relationship between teacher characteristics and teacher control styles; the effects of different teacher control strategies on student value decisions, performances, and satisfactions; and interactions among teacher control style, student characteristics, and student outcome. Results show that a) teacher characteristics of achievement motivation, dogmatism, and belief systems are systematically related to preferences for teacher control strategies; b) teacher control styles have strong effects on student decisions concerning their college education (high-control strategies lead students to favor the value of efficiency; low-control strategies, the value of personal and social growth); and c) students with high internal control perform better under low-control conditions and those with high external control perform better under high-control conditions. (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Dept. of Psychology.