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ERIC Number: ED106176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 262
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Relationships of Teacher Orientations and Effectiveness under Inductive and Deductive Teaching Methods.
Myers, Robert E.
The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether teacher attitudes are potent factors in learning situations and if pupils achieve at relatively higher rates in situations where their teachers' personalities are compatible with the dominant mode of teaching expected of them. The specified modes of instruction being considered are inductive vs. deductive approaches. The materials used to test the hypotheses are Anthropology Curriculum Project (ACP) materials--one set using the deductive mode given to the control group and a second set written in an inductive mode (in Appendix A and B) given to the experimental group. Thirty teachers and their classes in seven school districts in five states comprise the sample. Four ACP instruments measured pupil achievement, included in the appendices, and another instrument measured teacher personality variables. The major findings of the study indicate that there are no significant differences in achievement between the pupils of teachers who taught deductively and those who taught inductively, and that several teacher attitude patterns seem to be related to pupil achievement. An implication of the study is that more extensive research concerning the use of attitude inventories and other instruments for measuring attitudes and orientations should be undertaken. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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