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ERIC Number: ED242698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effective Teachers of Early Adolescents.
Steer, Donald R.
Over the past 15 years a number of studies and official statements have considered characteristics and competencies of effective middle/junior high school teachers. Thirty-eight items found to be present in several studies were used to form a questionnaire, sent to 500 members of the National Middle School Association, about the importance of certain characteristics and competencies in middle/junior high school teachers. The 160 respondents described the most effective middle/junior high school teacher as one who genuinely likes and respects people, and who is committed to working with "transescents," or young people in transition from childhood to adolescents; listening to and talking with them; and assisting in their development of positive self concepts. Four sets of subgroups were used for purposes of data analysis: primary role of employment, community population, building enrollment, and school program. When responses were analyzed by these subgroups, a number of differences were found, but no meaningful pattern was identified. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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