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ERIC Number: ED360277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Factors Which Effective Teachers Identify as Contributing to Their Success.
Jensen, Rita A.; Templeton, Rosalyn Anstine
This study examined the characteristics and developmental patterns of National/State Teacher of the Year (NSTOY) honorees, through analysis of 196 honorees' responses on "The Great American Success Quotient Test." Results are analyzed in terms of personal characteristics or traits, experiences in chosen field, academic experience, interests outside of school, and family environment and influence. Results suggest that subjects tended to attribute their success to caring about others, hard work, organizational ability, and their ability to get things done. Other factors which respondents identified as highly significant in contributing to their success included risk taking and common sense. Respondents rated their ability to make money the lowest of the 20 areas on the questionnaire. Results are compared with results of a 1988 study by R. A. Jensen titled "Iowa's Young Leaders: Characteristics, Organizational Environments, and Career Orientations." The paper concludes that there are far more commonalities than differences between the responses of NSTOY designees and the responses of participants in the 1988 study, very few of whom were teachers. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York