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ERIC Number: EJ910334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Students' Evaluation of Tertiary Educational Goals: The Impact of Lecturer and Student Characteristics
Caltabiano, Nerina J.; Caltabiano, Marie L.
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v4 n2 p18-27 Sep 2004
This study is concerned with how tertiary students evaluate educational goals within their degree programs. Crooks' (1988) classification of educational practices in terms of short-term and medium-term consequences is used. This study assesses the viability of his classificatory system within a university student sample. The current study extends previous research by considering both lecturer characteristics (e.g., lecturer supportiveness, teaching quality, approachability of lecturing staff and availability of lecturing staff) and student characteristics (e.g., age and student's year level) which may predict how educational practices are evaluated. Evaluation data are provided by 164 volunteer students (31.5% males and 68.5% females). The principal component analysis was able to establish a list of short-term and medium-term goals appropriate for a university student sample. Lecturer supportiveness predicts short-term goals while teaching quality and student's year level predicted medium-term goals. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A