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ERIC Number: ED440949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-26
Pages: 26
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Teachers' Experiences with and Perceptions of Mosston's Spectrum: How Do They Compare with Students'?
Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Cothran, Donetta J.; Zhu, Weimo
The dual purposes of this study were to examine teachers' experiences with and perceptions of Mosston's Spectrum of Teaching Styles and to compare and contrast teachers' and students' perceptions of and experiences with the spectrum. A teaching styles survey instrument was also validated in this study. Participants were 212 physical education teachers from two states who completed a teaching styles instrument. Teacher data also were combined with student data from a companion study in order to compare teachers' and students' experiences and perceptions. Teachers had significantly different experiences using the spectrum of teaching styles as well as perceptions of the styles. Their perceptions also differed according to self-rated teaching ability related to using the styles. The most preferred teaching styles included practice, reciprocal, inclusion, divergent production, and guided discovery. Teachers and students also had significantly different experiences with the teaching styles and perceptions of the educational characteristics of the styles. (Contains 35 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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