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ERIC Number: ED466782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 32
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A Comparative Analysis of the Instructional Behaviors Used by Highly Effective and Highly Ineffective Instructors on the First Day of Class.
Hayward, Pamela A.
The purpose of this study was to discover if there are any differences in the teaching effectiveness skills of the most and least effective instructors (Teaching Assistants) on the first day of class. Twenty student participants were asked to analyze audio tapes of the first day of class of six instructors that had been rated highly effective and six instructors that had been rated highly ineffective by an earlier set of student participants. An experienced teacher trainer (the researcher) also analyzed the audio tapes. The student comments regarding the audio tapes were tallied for frequency, sorted as either positive or negative and then sorted into meaningful categories. Results indicated that students saw "Concern for Students" as playing a strong role in their positive perceptions of teaching effectiveness, and lack of "Communicative Competence" played a strong role in developing negative impressions of an instructor. Results of the researcher's analysis of the tape recordings amplified the result that the lack of "Communicative Competence" played a strong role in negative evaluations. (Contains 9 tables of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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