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ERIC Number: EJ860419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Urban Students' Perceptions of Teachers: Views of Students in General, Special, and Honors Education
Shaunessy, Elizabeth; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v41 n5 p486-503 Dec 2009
Students' satisfaction with school experiences has been linked to their sense of belongingness, connection to school, and achievement. Though the extant research addresses students' perceptions of school climate and sense of belonging, there is a paucity of research about students' views of teacher-student interactions. Five hundred and seventy-seven students from one ethnically and academically diverse urban high school were surveyed and interviewed about the nature of teacher talk with students. Findings from this mixed-methods investigation indicate students from general, special, and honors programs experience a wide range of interactions based on academic services received, gender, and ethnicity. More frequent perceived punitive feedback was reported by all students in special education as well as males in general and honors education programs, while Hispanic students indicated a greater frequency of perceived supportive feedback. Findings also reflect a wide range of attitudes and feelings about teachers, the educational system, and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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