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ERIC Number: EJ1071381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
A Grassroots Approach: Voicing the Students' Perspective to Create a Positive School Climate
Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace; Slate, John R.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v4 n4 Oct-Dec 2009
In this study, the authors conducted a mixed analysis of student perceptions of their best high school teachers. The sample of 257 preservice teachers from a College of Education in California described their best high school teacher. From their descriptions, qualitative analysis through the method of constant comparison yielded eight themes: teaching strategies, caring/concern, rapport, passionate, committed/professional, classroom management, knowledgeable, and respect. Exemplars for each of these themes are provided. Connections to educational leadership are drawn. Our research findings are compared and contrasted with the extant research literature.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Caring, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Knowledge Level, Educational Environment, Teacher Characteristics, Surveys, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Likert Scales, Teacher Effectiveness, Content Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California