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ERIC Number: EJ815372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Twelve Characteristics of an Effective Teacher: A Longitudinal, Qualitative, Quasi-Research Study of In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers' Opinions
Walker, Robert J.
Educational Horizons, v87 n1 p61-68 Fall 2008
For fifteen years, the presenter has engaged college students in discussions and writing assignments that pertain to the outstanding characteristics of their most effective teachers--"effective" meaning that these teachers made the most significant impact on their lives. Based on those recurring themes, the conclusion is that effective teachers share at least twelve clear characteristics. Those characteristics consistently affected students in positive ways. This article results from a longitudinal, qualitative, quasi-research study of students in education, including in-service as well as pre-service teachers. An out-of-class essay assignment asked this question: "What were the qualities of the most memorable teacher who encouraged you to teach?"
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Student Relationship, Personality Traits, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Humor, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Teacher Education, Educational Quality, Teacher Characteristics, Creative Teaching, Teacher Expectations of Students, Equal Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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