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ERIC Number: EJ1084784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Chinese College Students' Perceptions of Excellent Teachers across Three Disciplines: Psychology, Chemical Engineering, and Education
Liu, Shujie; Keeley, Jared; Buskist, William
Teaching of Psychology, v43 n1 p70-74 Jan 2016
Researchers have found that students from different academic disciplines tend to value different qualities in their teachers, and cultural differences play a role in which qualities students appreciate in their professors. The present/current study employed the Teacher Behavior Checklist as an operationalization of teaching qualities in a comparative investigation among psychology, chemical engineering, and education students in China. Chinese college students' perceptions of excellent teachers' qualities differed across the three disciplines. We offer some contextual and cultural explanations for the differences and conclude that student evaluations of instruction should always be interpreted within the context of the evaluation.
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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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Identifiers - Location: China
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