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Scherzinger, Marion; Wettstein, Alexander – Learning Environments Research, 2019
This study used questionnaires and systematic behavioural observations to examine how teachers, students and external observers perceived classroom disruptions, the teacher-student relationship and classroom management in grade 5 and 6 classrooms in Switzerland. The questionnaire showed that the students of a class agreed to a certain extent in…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle – Learning Environments Research, 2016
Observations and student perceptions are recognised as important tools for examining teaching behaviour, but little is known about whether both perspectives share similar construct representations and how both perspectives link with student academic outcomes. The present study compared the construct representation of preservice teachers' teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Teaching Styles
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Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Pell, Megan; Gaskins, Clare – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Based on theory and research on learning environments, the Delaware School Climate Survey-Teacher/Staff (DSCS-T/S) was developed to provide schools with a brief, psychometrically sound measure of teachers' perceptions of school climate. Multigroup confirmatory factor analyses, conducted on a sample of 5,781 teachers, support staff,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Psychometrics
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Levitt, Roberta; Red Owl, R. H. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
Research has linked early literacy environments to the attitudes, behaviours and instructional values of reading teachers, but most prior research has addressed preservice or early inservice teachers. This mixed-methods, hypothesis-generating, "Q" methodology-based study explored the relationship between early literacy environments and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Reading Teachers
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Schulte, Don P.; Slate, John R.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
In this multi-stage mixed-analysis study, the views of 437 Hispanic college students enrolled at two Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the Southwest of the USA were obtained concerning characteristics of effective middle-school teachers. Through the method of constant comparison (qualitative phase), 38 themes were determined to be present in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, First Generation College Students, Teacher Attitudes, Hispanic American Students
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Dunn, Karee E.; Rakes, Glenda C. – Learning Environments Research, 2011
Influenced by work on learner-centred education, teacher efficacy and teachers' concerns, we conducted an investigation of the influence of 185 preservice teachers' teacher efficacy and concerns on their learner-centred beliefs. Learner-centred beliefs were selected for the purposes of this study as the best indicator of future teaching actions…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy