ERIC Number: ED110925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Teacher Behavior and Attitudes in Elementary Schools with High and Low Pupil Achievement.
Clark, Richard M.
Seven schools in which pupil achievement was high were matched with seven schools in which pupil achievement was low. Nine teachers were selected for observation in each school; teachers filled out questionnaires, and principals were interviewed. Significant differences in favor of schools with high pupil achievement were found in teacher expectations for pupils, in teacher attitudes toward pupils, in the use of positive reinforcement, in the cognitive load of materials presented, and in a number of related variables. Principals in schools with high pupil achievement generally saw their teachers as more competent. Implications of these findings for further work on variables of teacher behavior are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)