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ERIC Number: ED428042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-30
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Opinions of Upper Elementary Students about a "Good Teacher" (Case Study in Turkey).
Aksoy, Naciye
This study examined the opinions of 170 Turkish elementary students in grades 6-8 about what makes a good teacher. Students completed surveys that asked about how they would describe a good teacher, what a teacher should do to be good, and what they would do and would not do if they were good teachers. Questions were open-ended to elicit student opinions. Data analysis found that three major themes emerged from the responses. The most prevalent theme throughout the comments related to teacher-student relationships. Beating was the most frequently mentioned topic within the teacher-student relationship. The second most frequently mentioned theme was teacher personality (e.g., kindness and friendliness). The most common definition statements related to instruction included teaching well and at students' levels, explaining subject matter clearly, repeating subject matter when necessary, answering and encouraging questions, asking student opinions, teaching new ideas and useful skills, focusing on the lesson, asking easy questions in exams, not giving too much homework, giving breaks, and making lessons fun. (Contains 28 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey