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Characteristics and Behaviors of the Successful Foreign Language Teacher. Technical Report No. 5 [microform] / Robert L. Politzer and Louis Weiss
Bib ID 5202111
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Politzer, Robert L
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1969 
114 p. 

An experiment with 17 teachers of first-year high school French recruited from the staffs of three large, diversified San Jose, California school districts was designed to (1) observe closely the classroom behaviors of the participating teachers, (2) identify those successful in terms of pupil achievement, and (3) compare the behaviors and characteristics of these teachers with those identified as less successful. The predominant feature of the research was the systematic observation and rating of the classroom behavior of the teachers by recording four 15-minute class segments over a period of five months. By means of specially constructed criterion tests, student and teacher questionnaires, the Modern Language Association Proficiency Tests for Teachers, and the observation of classroom procedures, data were gathered that yielded 40 variables. An analysis of the intercorrelation matrix of the 40 variables showed that a series of interrelated teacher behaviors and characteristics correlated significantly with student achievement. The two research hypotheses formulated focused on the linguistically definable and pedagogical aspects of the teachers's classroom behavior. The major recommendations emerging from the study concerned teacher training innovations and further research needs. (Author/AF)


Contract Number: OEC-6-10-078.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Classroom Observation Techniques.  |  Data Analysis.  |  French.  |  Language Instruction.  |  Language Tests.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Secondary School Teachers.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Student Motivation.  |  Teacher Behavior.  |  Teacher Characteristics.  |  Teacher Effectiveness.  |  Teacher Evaluation.  |  Videotape Recordings.  |  Academic Achievement.  |  Behavioral Science Research.  |  Language Teachers.  |  Secondary School Students.  |  Teacher Influence.  |  California California (San Jose)
Other authors/contributors Weiss, Louis, author  |  Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching
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