ERIC Number: ED213660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Qualitative Study of Excellence in Teaching [and] The Search for Excellence in Teaching: An Annotated Bibliography. Information Analysis Products.
Van Schaack, Herbert; Glick, I. David
This document presents a qualitative research study and an annotated bibliography on the characteristics of superlative teachers. For "A Qualitative Study of Excellence in Teaching," Herbert Van Schaack selected and observed nine elementary and secondary school teachers and three college and university professors. The elementary and secondary school teachers were finalists or winners of National Teacher of the Year competitions, while the college professors were recipients of distinguished teaching awards at their respective institutions. The impressions gained from class observations and interviews with the teachers, their supervisors, colleagues, and students are recorded for each teacher in the form of a brief descriptive portrait. The teachers' attitudes were surveyed for perceptions of self, others, and teaching. In addition, analysis of the results of two behavioral tests are discussed, and the teachers' responses to questions about their careers, influential teachers, and major career obstacles are presented. Ten dimensions or characteristics held in common by the teachers are described, and the teachers' attitudes toward and suggestions for teacher education programs are listed. A synthesis of the study is offered, and nine references and the test instruments are appended. "The Search for Excellence in Teaching: An Annotated Bibliography" was compiled by I. David Glick from an initial collection of 1,300 articles. The 29 selected documents include journal articles, books, and papers written since 1971. The subjects range from first person accounts of memorable teachers to research studies and opinion pieces. A discussion of issues in effective teaching concludes the bibliography. (FG)
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Recognition, Profiles, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Models, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.