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ERIC Number: EJ765370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Class Attendance and Students' Evaluation of Their College Instructors
Davidovitch, Nitsa; Soen, Dan
College Student Journal, v40 n3 p691-703 Sep 2006
The massification of higher education is changing the cultural context of the institutes partaking in the system. It is now widely recognized that effective communication is a crucial pre-requisite to the achievement of teaching and learning outcomes in higher education. Effective communication strategies in the classroom are essential, and student teacher feedback is elementary, in fostering such an effective communication. At one Israeli college, an attempt has been made to assess the nature of student-teacher communications, which bear on learning outcomes. The conclusions of this study help understand students' evaluation of their teachers. Student attendance in various classes, and student evaluations of instructors' conduct of the class were measured and assessed, respectively, in a large Israeli college. The 9,636 completed questionnaires provided data on student's evaluations of instructors in 634 different courses. As hypothesized, the higher the rate of class attendance, the higher students' evaluation of the instructor. This relationship was consistent across the five faculties of the college. Of all background variables, only the student's status (year of study) was found to be relevant. The paper discusses implications of this finding for teaching and learning outcomes. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel