ERIC Number: ED228191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Basic Competencies and Characteristics of the Successful Urban Teacher.
Campbell, Richard L.; And Others
A study sought to identify characteristics and competencies needed for successful teaching in inner city or urban schools. A review of studies concerning the identification of generic teaching competencies formed the basis for a questionnaire, used in a previous study which sought data on what preservice students should master prior to their student teaching experience. The current study focused on the same competencies as the earlier one, but asked teachers to rate listed competencies needed by the successful teacher in urban schools. Interviews were conducted with school administrators on their perceptions of the characteristics of successful teachers. Of the 198 teachers responding to the questionnaire, 47 were identified by administrators as outstanding. The research team concentrated on the responses of the teachers identified as outstanding and compared their responses to those of teachers not so identified. Responses did not reflect anticipated differences. More observations need to be made on what the outstanding teacher actually does in the interaction process with children. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teaching, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Urban Education
Dr. Edythe Margolin, Florida International University, Tamiami Trail, Miami, FL 33199 ($1.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Orlando, FL, January 31, 1983).