Date of Award
Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Elinor Katz, Ph.D.
Effective teaching, Qualitative research, Elliot Eisner, Educational criticism
This study examined the characteristics of nine teachers considered effective by their school administrators. Qualitative methodology was used to examine characteristics of effective teachers in three Colorado public high schools. Data was collected through observations and interviews and examined through the lens of Elliot Eisner's educational criticism and connoisseurship. Through in-depth interviews, these effective teachers identified and interpreted experiences that have contributed to them being considered "effective" teachers: Personal Experiences, Motivational Techniques, Obstacles They Overcame, and Skills They Now Posesss as "Effective Teachers". Conclusions were as follows: The common characteristics the teachers shared were preparedness, caring, collaboration, and reflection.
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Taylor, Karen Pickles, "Effective Teaching" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 643.
Received from ProQuest
Karen Pickles Taylor
Educational administration, Curriculum development, Teacher education