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ERIC Number: ED392760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Viewed through Student Performance and Selected Effectiveness Factors.
Papandreou, Andreas P.
The degree of influence of selected factors upon effective teaching is investigated, as perceived by students through the criterion of their academic performance. A 2-part questionnaire was developed and presented to 528 graduating high school students in Cyprus in 1994-95. Part 1 consisted of four questions on student gender, academic performance, and area of studies. Part 2 consisted of 41 statements or factors of effective teaching; each factor was rated individually and as part of the group by the students. Grade point average was the criterion for viewing the data of this study; 4 groups of students were identified based on grade point. Results yielded 26 forms of effective teaching based on this average. Overall, the seven most important factors associated with promoting effective teaching, as perceived by students, were: (1) correction of student errors; (2) variety in teaching practices; (3) display of teacher liveliness during the lesson and eye contact with students; (4) movement of teacher around the room; (5) ending the lesson with a content review; (6) clear and complete directions by the teacher; and (7) the use of appropriate student ideas. It was found that teacher effectiveness is viewed differently by good and poor students: the higher the academic performance of the student, the higher the degree of recognition of forms of effective teaching. Appendixes include the survey instrument presented in both English and Greek. (Contains 51 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: EnglishGreek
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus