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dc.contributor.advisorOvando, Martha N., 1954-en
dc.creatorRodriguez, Esthela, 1976-en
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-29T00:20:28Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-29T00:20:28Zen
dc.date.issued2008-05en
dc.identifierb70674681en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/3931en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright 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.en
dc.subject.lcshTeachers--Rating ofen
dc.subject.lcshStudent evaluation of teachersen
dc.subject.lcshSchool environmenten
dc.titleCharacteristics of quality teachers: students' perspectives in high performing schoolsen
dc.description.departmentEducational Administrationen
dc.identifier.oclc244007203en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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