ERIC Number: ED222491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Educators' Perception of the Degree That Their Students Learn According to Selected Principles of Learning.
Schubert, Nancy A.
A study sought to determine to what degree educators are cognizant of principles of learning as applied to the students they teach. Examined were the relationships among: (1) the criterion variable of educators' perception of the degree that their students learn according to selected learning principles and (2) the predictor variables of work role, years of teaching experience, highest degree attained, sex, and type of school district where employed. The sample consisted of 123 teachers and administrators with a mean of 13.3 years of teaching/administration experience. A questionnaire was mailed to each subject to collect demographic information as well as to obtain the educator's reactions to 20 statements concerning the extent to which their students learn according to selected principles of learning. A significant independent relationship was found to exist between the criterion variable and the predictor variables of work role and sex. No significant independent relationship was found to exist between the criterion variable and the predictor variables of teaching experience, highest degree attained, and type of school district where employed. It is concluded that educators are highly cognizant of principles of learning as applied to the students they teach. (Author/CJ)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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