ERIC Number: ED351056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Teaching Effectiveness? A Survey of Student and Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness.
Money, Sheila M.
A study was conducted at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, in Ontario, Canada, to determine student and faculty perceptions of teacher effectiveness. Discussions with 10 nursing students identified 7 factors contributing to teacher effectiveness. A questionnaire, asking respondents to rank these seven characteristics, was distributed to nursing students, technology students, and full-time faculty in both fields. Fifty questionnaires were sent to each of the four groups. A total of 138 usable surveys were received from 40 nursing students, 40 nursing faculty, 37 technology students, and 21 technology faculty. Study findings included the following: (1) considering input from all respondents, "knowledge of subject matter" was ranked first in importance, although students in both nursing and technology ranked this factor higher than faculty; (2) "effective communication" was ranked second, although nursing students ranked the importance of this factor lower than faculty in both groups; (3) the factor ranked third by respondents was "well organized material," with nursing students ranking this factor higher than faculty in either group; (4) "ability to motivate" and "ability to inspire" were tied for fourth place in terms of importance to teacher effectiveness; (5) "friendly and open" demeanor was ranked sixth by respondents, with technology students rating this factor slightly higher in importance than nursing students; and (6) "classroom control" was ranked last, with no differences found between any of the groups. A literature review, data tables, and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Nursing Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Styles, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Humber Coll. of Applied Arts and Technology, Etobicoke (Ontario). North Campus.