Characteristics of quality teachers: students' perspectives in high performing schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Ovando, Martha N., 1954-
dc.creator Rodriguez, Esthela, 1976-
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-29T00:20:28Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-29T00:20:28Z
dc.date.created 2008-05
dc.date.issued 2008-08-29T00:20:28Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/3931
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on students’ perceptions of the characteristics of quality teachers. A total of 448 students enrolled in high performing schools in 10 mostly urban school districts participated in focus group interviews during which groups of students in elementary, middle school, and high school were presented with the question, “What are the characteristics of quality teachers?” Student responses were recorded and analyzed using the three steps of Grounded Theory. Six characteristics of quality teachers emerged from the data. Student responses for each subgroup (elementary, middle school, and high school) were analyzed to determine the prevalence of each emergent characteristic among and between subgroups; each characteristic was then compared between subgroups to isolate intersecting and salient characteristics. Emergent characteristics were cross referenced to existing research on quality teacher traits to identify congruent as well as emergent descriptions of quality teachers. The goal of this study was to illuminate students’ voices by bringing their perspectives into the discourse of what constitutes quality teaching.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Copyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers--Rating of
dc.subject.lcsh Student evaluation of teachers
dc.subject.lcsh School environment
dc.title Characteristics of quality teachers: students' perspectives in high performing schools
dc.description.department Educational Administration
dc.identifier.oclc 244007203
dc.identifier.recnum b70674681
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Educational Administration
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Administration
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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