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ERIC Number: EJ778087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Prisoner Perceptions of Effective Teacher Behavior
Allday, R. Allan
Education and Treatment of Children, v29 n4 p729-748 Nov 2006
The present study examined prisoner perceptions of effective teacher behavior. A survey was administered to prisoners (N = 371) containing ten statements of teacher behavior. Results revealed significant differences between ratings of teachers perceived to have taught the prisoner the "most" and teachers perceived to have taught the prisoner the "least." Prisoner gender and ethnicity produced significant differences in teacher ratings. Grades received in the teacher's class produced weak to moderate correlations with statements of teacher behavior. Outcomes of the study suggest a need to focus on teacher behavior and how it is perceived by those who are experiencing excessive school failures or exhibiting maladaptive behaviors. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina