ERIC Number: ED303453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Measurement of Student Perceptions of Teaching Competencies.
Vollmer, Marian L.; Creek, Roy J.
This study, conducted at a laboratory school connected with the University of Pittsburgh, examined student perceptions of teaching competencies of both master teachers and intern teacher trainees. The trainees were graduate students participating in a Master of Arts in Teaching degree program. Two primary classrooms (comprised of a multi-aged grouping of first and second grade students) assessed the competencies of the master teachers as well as the trainees. The Student Perception Instrument of the Teacher Performance Assessment Instruments assessed two areas: (1) competencies in classroom procedures; and (2) competencies in interpersonal skills. The results supported the conclusion that primary aged students do not discern the gradation of teaching competencies of novice and master teachers. It is suggested that perceptions of young children may not be reliable for the evaluation of teaching competencies. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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