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ERIC Number: EJ1066271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Students' Assessment of Their Teachers' Encouragement in the Classroom for the Promotion of Creativity
Sarsani, Mahender Reddy
Journal on Educational Psychology, v1 n1 p47-60 May-Jul 2007
The present study was aimed to assess the teachers' encouragement in the classroom for the promotion of students' creativity. A survey method was used for the present research with a sample of 373 subjects from ninth class. For collection of data four instruments were used, namely Student Information Sheet (SIS), two tests of "Creative Thinking" (Verbal and non-verbal) and Teacher Encouragement Scale (TES). The TES was developed specially for this research project. It was designed for the students to rate the extent to which their teachers encouraged creativity in the classroom. The analysis of Teacher Encouragement Scale (TES) showed no significant difference was found for sex and medium of instruction. Students from boys' schools were more favourable towards the teacher encouragement than girls and coeducation school students. The highly creative students had more favourable attitudes towards teacher encouragement as perceived by students than their counterparts of average and low creative groups. It indicates that level of students' creativity proportionate to the teacher encouragement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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