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ERIC Number: EJ898982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Faculty and Student Perceptions of Outstanding University Teachers in the USA and Russia
Lammers, William John; Savina, Elena; Skotko, David; Churlyaeva, Maria
Educational Psychology, v30 n7 p803-815 Dec 2010
The majority of research that relates teacher characteristics to student learning in the university has come from Western universities. Using various methodologies, research continues to examine the characteristics of outstanding university teachers. Much of that research in the USA assesses faculty and student perspectives. However, there are nearly no cross-cultural comparisons on this issue. We examined faculty and student perspectives about outstanding university teachers in the USA and in Russia. Faculty members and students at the University of Central Arkansas, Orel State University and Moscow City University rated the qualities of outstanding teachers on the Teacher Behaviors Checklist (TBC). Results showed significant positive correlations for the relative importance of teacher characteristics across the six participant groups. There did not appear to be any substantial differences between the American and Russian counterparts for 21 of the 28 specific teacher characteristics. The comparison of American and Russian faculty and students suggests more universality than cross-cultural differences in the characteristics of outstanding university teachers. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; United States