ERIC Number: ED222531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Measures of Teacher Clarity and their Relationships to Student Achievement and Satisfaction.
Hines, Constance V.; And Others
The relationship between teacher clarity (as reflected by both low-inference and high-inference measures and the student outcome measures of achievement and satisfaction were examined. Data on 32 preservice teachers, each of whom taught the same lesson to a small group of their peers, were provided by trained observers using the Teacher Clarity Observation Instrument; by the teachers completing a Teacher Post-Instruction Questionnaire; and by participating students completing a short unit posttest and a corresponding student Post-Instruction Questionnaire. The data were subjected to a variety of canonical variate and regression analyses, as well as path analysis techniques. It was shown that there is a positive, highly significant, and substantial relationship between clear teaching behavior and student achievement and satisfaction when assessed within the context of a peer teaching laboratory situation. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Observation, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Clarity, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).