ERIC Number: ED366707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-10
A Comparison of Role Expectations for Effective Urban Teachers and Behavioral Profiles of Candidates for Alternative Teacher Licensure.
O'Bannon, Blanche W.
Despite a high attrition rate among urban teachers, some have remained and have proven to be effective with the urban population of learners. This paper determines the perceptions of urban teachers and university faculty of the role of an effective urban teacher and compares these perceptions to the natural behavioral styles of candidates for an initial and alternative licensure program in a College of Education. Using two instruments (The Role Behavior Analysis and the Personal Profile System), the study assessed information collected from 20 effective urban teachers, 11 teacher educators from an urban university that places emphasis on the preparation of teachers for urban schools, and 34 candidates for alternative teacher licensure in an urban setting. The study showed similarities between expectations of urban teachers and urban university professors about the behaviors of effective teachers in the urban setting: effective urban teachers have a primary drive for influencing (or inducement), a secondary drive for dominance, and a drive for steadiness that comes in last. Differences were in the strengths of the tendencies. Comparing these perceptions with predictions for success, as indicated by the Urban Teacher Selection Interview, showed no similarities in the prediction of success using this process with the behavioral patterns that met expectations of teachers and university professors. Four tables and one figure are included. (Contains 40 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Teacher Certification, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Employment Interviews, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Success, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Role, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supply and Demand, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mid South Educational Research Association (19th, New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).