ERIC Number: ED423776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-16
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Student Centeredness: Conceptualizing and Operationalizing It.
Bangura, Abdul Karim
This paper explores the concept of student-centered instruction at the higher education level and proposes use of the STUCEN scale to evaluate student centeredness as an institution-wide strategy and to link it to performance criteria such as student recruitment, retention, and graduation. The philosophy of student centeredness is discussed in terms of three aspects student orientation, integration of effort, and institutional objectives. The scale is comprised of 20 statements designed to measure the perception of the effectiveness of an academic institution along three dimensions of student centeredness: intelligence generation, intelligence dissemination, and responsiveness. The scale is intended to assist in distinguishing between student centeredness as a culture, as a strategy, and as a tactic. The STUCEN scale is appended. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Region Historically Black Colleges and University Faculty Showcase, (Washington, DC, October 16, 1998).