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Overcoming Some Impediments to the Study of Teacher Effectiveness.
Kennedy, John J.; Bush, Andrew J.
The study of teacher effectiveness is confronted by a number of problems that are generally associated with the conduct of behavioral research. It is possible in some instances to resolve or circumvent some of the current methodological stumbling blocks that tend to reduce the credibility of research findings. This paper discusses three methodological problems: (1) the importance of the teacher relative to his ability to affect student growth; (2) the attempts to operationalize constructs that appear to be related to student outcomes; and (3) the statistical problems associated with measuring student growth. Several alternative solutions to these problem areas are presented. (JMF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Educational Research, Learning Processes, Measurement Techniques, Performance Specifications, Predictive Validity, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Statistical Analysis, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Improvement, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Invitational Conference on Research on Teacher Effects: An Examination by Policy Makers and Researchers (Austin, Texas, November 3-5, 1975)