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Measured needs of teachers and their behavior in the classroom [microform] / Robert M. W. Travers and Others
Bib ID 5182724
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Travers, Robert M. W
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1961 
211 p. 

The study attempted to determine the relationship between the need structure of the teacher with respect to achievement, affiliation, recognition and control, and the teacher's performance in the classroom. There were three separate phases to this research--(1) instruments were designed to measure the needs of teachers in the categories mentioned above, (2) the methods of measuring teacher performance in the classroom were selected and applied, and (3) the relationships between the performance of the teachers in the classroom and the characteristics of the teachers were measured by the various testing devices. The subjects were two groups of Utah teachers--77 from metropolitan school districts, grades k-6, and 41 from small town and rural areas, grades 1-5. The instruments designed were--(1) Utah study of behavior, (2) test of personal preferences for educational objectives, (3) test of reactions to educational situations, (4) teacher preference schedule, (5) van pit series wishes test, (6) self-rating scale, and (7) individual background questionnaire. In addition, withall's technIQue of sampling verbal statements of teachers in the classroom and rating scale for recording the observers' assessment of 35 characteristics of the teacher classroom behaviors were used. Cooperation of the school district officials and teachers, observations of scientists in classrooms, and kits of tests for teachers were the methods used. Negative correlation between control and affiliation and achievement ratings by observers were found. Scores of teachers statements were substantially high. Recommendations were made for further study of teacher attitudes and training. (gc)


Contract Number: OEC-444(8029).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Classroom Techniques.  |  Observation.  |  Psychological Needs.  |  Rural Areas.  |  Teacher Motivation.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Testing.  |  Urban Areas.  |  Utah Utah (Salt Lake City)
Other authors/contributors Utah Univ., Salt Lake City
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