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ERIC Number: ED284884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Effects: Looking Beyond the Means.
Research investigations on teacher training effects have focused almost exclusively on differences between group means. The present paper suggests that several interesting and important research questions might be answered by examining student variability both within and between classrooms. Student variability might be considered as an outcome to be studied when teacher behavior affects heterogeneity or as a nuisance variable that should be controlled. A hypothetical data set is presented to demonstrate valid statistical methods which could be used in investigations of teacher training effects. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Bachelors Degrees, Classroom Research, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences, Masters Degrees, Mathematical Models, Predictor Variables, Simulation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).