ERIC Number: EJ940007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Hispanic College Students' Views of Effective Middle-School Teachers: A Multi-Stage Mixed Analysis
Schulte, Don P.; Slate, John R.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
Learning Environments Research, v14 n2 p135-153 Jul 2011
In this multi-stage mixed-analysis study, the views of 437 Hispanic college students enrolled at two Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the Southwest of the USA were obtained concerning characteristics of effective middle-school teachers. Through the method of constant comparison (qualitative phase), 38 themes were determined to be present in respondents' characteristics of effective middle-school teachers. Then, these themes (quantitative phase), quantified into an inter-respondent matrix that consisted of a series of 1s and 0s, were analysed to determine whether participants differed in their themes as a function of gender, college status and first-generation/non-first-generation status. Statistically significant differences were present between males and females, between undergraduate and graduate students, and between first-generation and non-first-generation college students in their emphases on effective middle-school teachers. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, First Generation College Students, Teacher Attitudes, Hispanic American Students, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Characteristics, Grounded Theory, Gender Differences, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Followup Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
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