ERIC Number: ED162982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Cues for Use in Studies of Teacher Judgment.
Clark, Christopher M.; And Others
Identification of cues on the major factors affecting judgment is discussed in this paper. The advantages and weaknesses of five approaches to identifying, selecting, and defining features of objects or activities to be judged is examined. These features are: (1) logical specification; (2) expert opinion; (3) prespecification and narrowing of a large number of potential cues; (4) allowing cues to emerge during a judgment task, and (5) participant observation in a naturalistic setting. The paper describes a variation of the fourth method for descriptive research on teaching judgment that represents a simple, realistic compromise between the representativeness of cues identified and the time and effort required to identify them. Features relating to students, subject matter, the teacher, and learning environment were identified by teachers as influential. Of the four categories, features relating to student motivation and involvement were mentioned most frequently. (Authors/JD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Decision Making, Educational Research, Factor Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis, Policy Formation, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
The Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Div.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.