ERIC Number: ED416531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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An Examination of Listening Effectiveness of Educators: Performance versus Preference.
Gilbert, Michael B.
Most students prefer visual input--through normal development or instructional reinforcement--yet, most teachers provide information to be taken in by listening. This mismatch can confound the learning process. To determine how well teachers listen and what their preferences might be, more than 300 Arkansas educators (predominantly female public high school teachers) provided data about listening effectiveness and personality preferences. Data indicated that the representative sample from the collegiate and pre-collegiate arenas, public and non-public, listened equally well--exceeding national norms. Questions were raised as to whether their performance matched their preferences and what their interaction potential was with students different from themselves. (Contains 29 references, 4 tables, and a figure of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas