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dc.creatorRodriguez, Esthela, 1976-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-29T00:20:28Z
dc.date.available2008-08-29T00:20:28Z
dc.date.created2008-05en_US
dc.date.issued2008-08-29T00:20:28Z
dc.identifierb70674681en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/3931
dc.descriptiontext
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_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
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_US
dc.subject.lcshTeachers--Rating ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshStudent evaluation of teachersen_US
dc.subject.lcshSchool environmenten_US
dc.titleCharacteristics of quality teachers: students' perspectives in high performing schoolsen_US
dc.description.departmentEducational Administrationen_US
dc.identifier.oclc244007203en_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US


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