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ERIC Number: EJ898998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Classroom Incivilities: The Challenge of Interactions between College Students and Instructors in the US
Alberts, Heike C.; Hazen, Helen D.; Theobald, Rebecca B.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v34 n3 p439-462 Aug 2010
This study investigates patterns in classroom incivilities among pre-tenure geography faculty at US colleges and universities. The analysis considers experiences of different groups of faculty, and societal and institutional contexts for faculty and student expectations. Most respondents reported experiencing minor incivilities, a minority outright hostility. Women reported experiencing more incivilities than other demographic groups. Large class size increased reports of misbehaviours. Instructors' physical appearance was also noted as influencing student-faculty interactions. Instructors' approaches to incivilities differed among groups. Non-White and international instructors reported fewer instances of confronting misbehaviours. Mentoring and sharing expertise are identified as key ways to support instructors. (Contains 15 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A