ERIC Number: ED110613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Teaching in Diverse Cultural Settings. Research and Development Series No. 101.
Black, Michael F.; And Others
The document reports the second phase in a project to determine the relevant and important characteristics of effective teachers and deals with the identification of predictor constructs in the evaluation of vocational teachers. The objectives involved: (1) obtaining predictor constructs in the areas of biographic-demographic information about the teachers and schools, teachers' perceptions of their instructional and non-instructional tasks, their perceptions of their students' behavior, and students' perceptions of their teachers' behaviors; (2) obtaining a subjective-judgment criterion of teacher effectiveness (principals' rating) in the inner-city urban and outer-city suburban areas; and (3) determining the relationships between the predictor constructs and the criterion. Six questionnaires were used to establish both predictor constructs and criteria. The respondents were 337 high school vocational teachers in all areas selected nationwide from lists submitted by State supervisors and teacher educators, and the principals of the listed teachers. Ninety-five tables present the findings and data analysis. A discussion of the findings is followed by three conclusions and by recommendations relating to further study in search of performance-based criteria of teacher effectiveness and of dimensions of teacher behavior relating to teacher effectiveness. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Research, Prediction, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Suburban Schools, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Schools, Vocational Education Teachers
Center for Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($8.50)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related document, see ED 061 418