ERIC Number: ED311013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Characteristics of the Effective Teacher as Perceived by Pupils and Teachers: A Caribbean Case Study.
Richardson, Arthur G.; Thomas, Arundell A.
This study investigated the characteristics of the effective teacher as perceived by a sample of 160 elementary and 60 high school pupils and 60 elementary and 30 high school teachers in a selected Caribbean territory. Results indicated agreement among students and teachers with respect to a number of teacher characteristics perceived as being very important for effective teaching: (1) the giving of examples by the teacher; (2) properly planned lessons by the teacher; (3) teacher's knowledge of subject matter; and (4) teacher's knowledge of student learning. Sex differences which emerged pointed to a male preference for teacher characteristics reflective of authority and dominance, while females regarded organizational and nurturance-related characteristics as being of greater importance. (Author)
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 (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).