ERIC Number: ED252497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Voices from the Classroom. Students and Teachers Speak Out on the Quality of Teaching in Our Schools. A Report of the Students for Quality Teaching Project.
Olsen, Laurie; Moore, Melinda
This report is based upon the views and opinions of 2,670 students and 137 teachers in high schools and middle schools in four school districts in California. Quotes from students and teachers are used as illustrations, and as reminders of the human dimension to the schools' problems and successes. The report is divided into sections representing issues which students and teachers identify in assessing the quality of teaching, and the policies and structures which may make effective teaching problematic. Each section discusses an issue and makes recommendations for enhancing and better supporting teachers in their efforts to provide effective learning experiences. Some subjects discussed are: (1) students' perceptions of teachers and the teaching profession; (2) students' assessment of the impact of teachers on their lives; (3) students' opinions on teachers' knowledge of subject matter; (4) students' judgments on what makes a good or a poor teacher; (5) teachers' perceptions of student behavior, working conditions, and relationships with administrators; (6) problems faced by beginning teachers; and (7) teachers' and students' opinions on choosing teaching as a career. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Role Models, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Conditions
Citizens Policy Center, 1515 Webster St., #401, Oakland, CA 94612 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Citizens Policy Center, Oakland, CA.