ERIC Number: EJ1128763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher and Teaching Effects on Students' Attitudes and Behaviors
Blazar, David; Kraft, Matthew A.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v39 n1 p146-170 Mar 2017
Research has focused predominantly on how teachers affect students' achievement on standardized tests despite evidence that a broad range of attitudes and behaviors are equally important to their long-term success. We find that upper-elementary teachers have large effects on self-reported measures of students' self-efficacy in math, and happiness and behavior in class. Students' attitudes and behaviors are predicted by teaching practices most proximal to these measures, including teachers' emotional support and classroom organization. However, teachers who are effective at improving test scores often are not equally effective at improving students' attitudes and behaviors. These findings lend empirical evidence to well-established theory on the multidimensional nature of teaching and the need to identify strategies for improving the full range of teachers' skills.
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics, National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests, Science Achievement, Science Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C090023