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ERIC Number: ED238854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of Outstanding Elementary Teachers About Themselves and Their Profession. Research Studies in Education. Technical Report No. 1.
Easterly, Jean L.
Outstanding elementary school teachers (N=24) were interviewed about their attitudes, values, and perceptions of themselves and their work. Question topics were: (1) influences on the decision to become a teacher; (2) student teaching experience; (3) special pride in incidents or events; (4) effective teaching approaches or techniques; (5) teacher's role in maintaining discipline; (6) personal assessment of strengths and weaknesses; (7) perception of students' opinion on self (teacher being interviewed); (8) balance between personal and professional life; (9) leisure activities; (10) stressful situations; (11) dealing with stress; (12) support from family and colleagues; (13) sense of being appreciated by others; (14) desirable traits in school administrators; (15) characteristics of the ideal school; (16) validity of career choice; (17) characteristics of outstanding teachers; and (18) how to make teaching a more highly respected profession. Selected responses are presented in narrative form with illustrative quotations. Appendixes include the interview questionnaire, criteria for identifying outstanding teachers, and profile information. Characteristics of outstanding teachers and administrators are listed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. School of Human and Educational Services.