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ERIC Number: EJ1013918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
Investigating Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching Using the Draw-a-Teacher Checklist
Sinclair, Becky B.; Szabo, Susan; Redmond-Sanogo, Adrienne; Sennette, Jennifer D.
Issues in Teacher Education, v22 n1 p105-123 Spr 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the pictorial representations of what teaching "looks like" for undergraduate students, intern teachers and graduate students enrolled in education classes. This new Draw-a-Teacher Checklist instrument was modeled after the Draw-a-Science-Teacher-Test Checklist (DASTT-C) developed by Thomas, Pedersen, and Finson (2001). A scoring checklist was created using 150 pictures drawn by the participants. The data showed that the checklist did accurately measure the content of the drawing on the continuum from teacher-centered to student-centered. In addition, the study found that the majority of the undergraduate and graduate participants drew teacher-centered pictures while the interns, who were undergraduate students working in their first semester of student teaching, recognized the importance of teaching with a more balanced approach. (Contains 5 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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