ERIC Number: ED440320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Adjudicated Students' Perceptions of Ideal Teacher Characteristics.
Bodine, Jaynell Cope; Olivarez, Arturo, Jr.; Ponticell, Judith A.
Certain teacher behaviors have been found to be conducive to learning or reinforcing for learning, while other behaviors have been found detrimental to learning. Humanism in teacher/pupil control orientation has been found to promote more positive attitudes toward teachers, and custodialism has been found to produce more negative attitudes toward teachers. These foundations have led to two questions: what teacher behaviors do male adjudicated adolescent students believe are conducive to student learning, and what teacher pupil control orientation do male adjudicated adolescent students perceive as most desirable for creating the best learning environment. In this study, male adjudicated adolescents 12 to 21 years old (N=104), who were receiving education services within residential facilities, completed a survey instrument consisting of a verbal frequency scale, an open-ended question, and an adaptation of the Pupil Control Ideology Form. Results indicate that adjudicated students' positive and negative perceptions support the results of prior research with the exception of "rewards" and "supervises." Supervision was perceived in a more positive manner, and reward was seen as less positive than in previous studies. Analysis of the instrument found little consistency of pattern in responses. Appendix A is "Form PCI"; Appendix B is "Descriptive Statistics for 10-Item PCI Scale: Comparative Results of 2 Studies"; and Appendix C provides the instrument used in the study. (Contains 7 tables, 3 figures, and 42 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Pupil Control Ideology Form