ERIC Number: ED234880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-11
Reference Count: N/A
The Balancing Act: Competencies of Effective Teachers and Mentors.
Schneider, Carol; And Others
Innovation Abstracts, v5 n4 Feb 11 1983
A research project identified five clusters of behaviorally-grounded competencies that distinguished effective teachers and mentors from average ones. Effective faculty members: (1) were student-centered; (2) believed that learning is a highly valuable activity; (3) were sensitive to the needs of their adult students and established situations that were conducive to adult learning; (4) took a highly directive role in their students' learning; and (5) made use of their students' interests, attitudes, and experiences. In short, effective teachers balanced student-centeredness with firm directiveness. (DC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.