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ERIC Number: EJ816980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Ideal Professor: Student Perceptions of Effective Instructor Practices, Attitudes, and Skills
Helterbran, Valeri R.
Education, v129 n1 p125-138 Fall 2008
The purpose of this study is to identify preservice teachers' beliefs about effective teacher educator qualities and practices, both instructional and personal. Not only is it valuable for preservice teachers to hone their teaching persona during their undergraduate teacher preparation, but it is equally important for teacher educators to see themselves through their students' eyes in order to continually strengthen their own practice. Through gathering data on www.ratemyprofessors.com, characteristics of teacher educators considered positive or ideal will be identified as well as traits considered counterproductive to the learning process. The findings in this study mirror the literature on the topic of teacher effectiveness and give insight into what students look for in an instructor regarding personal and professional qualities. This research is significant to the implementation and planning of teacher education programs and the modeling of those practices that preservice teachers will emulate in their own classrooms upon certification. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania