ERIC Number: ED211381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
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The Role of Teacher Characteristics and Personality in Student Learning in Individualized Science Programs.
Horton, Phillip B.
Seventeen selected research studies relating student learning with teacher characteristics and personality in grades 7-12 science classrooms are reviewed. Methodology, objectives, and major findings of the 1960 "Teacher Characteristics Study" and short summaries of nine additional studies are considered in the first section dealing with general studies on the topic. Seven studies reviewed in the second section focus on individualized science programs in general and the Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (ISCS) in particular. It is concluded that: (1) very little is known for certain about the relationships between teacher characteristics and personality, and teacher effectiveness in the classroom; (2) since the literature indicates that teachers who have received special training in conducting individualized science instruction will be more effective in facilitating student learning, science teacher training programs should include experiences with this instructional strategy; and (3) further research is needed to investigate relationships between teacher factors and student variables other than achievement. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Learning, Personality Traits, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Science Programs, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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