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ERIC Number: ED454214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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A Model of the Relationship between Teacher and Student Perceptions of Classroom Interactions.
Newby, Michael; Rickards, Tony; Fisher, Darrell
This study compared science students' perceptions of their teacher-student interactions with those of their teachers by administering the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) to teachers and students in 80 lower secondary science classes in two Australian states (Tasmania and Western Australia). There are three versions of the QTI: the student version, the teacher actual version, and the teacher ideal version. Students completed the student version, and teachers completed both the teacher actual and the teacher ideal. Previous statistical analysis confirmed the reliability and validity of the QTI for secondary school science students. Two multilevel models were proposed; one in which the teacher ideal interaction influences the teacher actual interaction, and the other in which the teacher actual affects the student actual and vice versa. Using structural equation modeling techniques, both models were found to be reasonable fits to the data. The results confirm that teachers' actual perceptions of their interactions with students affect the students' perceptions, which in turn affect teachers' perceptions. (Contains 26 references, 5 tables, and 2 figures.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia