ERIC Number: ED424207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-1
Teaching: A New Research Look at an Old Practice.
Rancifer, Jesse L.
This study used the Good Teaching Survey to identify productive teaching techniques as determined by students, teachers, administrators, and parents that would be more likely to yield desired results in today's schools. Survey topics included: teaching on one's feet; making learning easier; inducing students to learn; accountability for learning; coercion in the classroom; school/classroom climate; and teaching for understanding. Each of the categories contained four statements to bring out respondents' attitudes toward teaching. A total of 8 school districts within a 50-mile radius of Little Rock, Arkansas, participated. From the school districts, 39 students, 7 parents, 20 elementary teachers, 42 secondary teachers, 2 elementary administrators, 9 secondary administrators, and 4 others completed surveys. Data analysis indicated that participants believed the following: effective teachers teach on their feet; teachers should arrange classroom time to spend at least a minute with each student at their desks; teachers should not have adversarial relationships with students; teachers should use coercion with students, but should also be very caring and hard working; students should not feel threatened in the classroom or school; student learning is best when bridges are developed to link the old with the new; and good teachers keep all students actively engaged in classroom topics being taught. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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