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ERIC Number: ED098032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 84
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Student Ratings of Secondary-School Science Teachers.
Townsend, Charles Edwin
The purpose of this study was to determine what relationships might exist between certain characteristics of junior-high and high-school science teachers and student ratings of these teachers. The subjects consisted of all general science, chemistry, physics, and biology teachers who voluntarily requested the services of the Student Reaction Center and Educator Feedback Center at Western Michigan University during the years 1961-63 and 1968-70. Student ratings of the teachers were measured by the Student-Opinion Questionnaire and the Teacher-Image Questionnaire. Major dependent variables consisted of an average of the ratings of the teacher characteristics common to various forms of the questionnaires. The primary statistical treatment employed was one-way analysis of variance. Of 16 teacher characteristics investigated, science teachers rated significantly higher than nonscience teachers on fairness, attitude toward student ideas, sense of humor, and self-control. Significant differences were detected between student ratings of science teachers and characteristics of age, college degree, teaching experience, teachers' perceptions of classes, and size of class taught. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Western Michigan University