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Using The Questionnaire On Teacher Interaction In The Professional Development Of Teachers., John Cresswell, D Fisher, B Fraser Dec 1994

Using The Questionnaire On Teacher Interaction In The Professional Development Of Teachers., John Cresswell, D Fisher, B Fraser

Dr John Cresswell

For some time in Australia, the Schools Council of the National Board of Employment, Education and Training has been concerned with issues concerning the quality of teaching as evidenced through its reports on Teacher Quality: An Issues Paper (1989) and Australia's Teachers: An Agenda for the Next Decade (1990). These reports and others highlight the need for teachers to examine continually what they do in their classrooms. Most recently, teacher quality and the need for continued professional development of teachers has been the subject of ministerial statement. This report notes how the impact of, and responsibility for, effective implementation ...


Assessing Principals' Interpersonal Behaviour, John Cresswell, D Fisher Dec 1994

Assessing Principals' Interpersonal Behaviour, John Cresswell, D Fisher

Dr John Cresswell

In the past 25 years much attention has been given to the development and use of instruments to assess the qualities of the classroom and school environment from the perspectives of students and teachers. This paper describes the development and validation of an instrument, the Principal Interaction Questionnaire, to measure principals' interpersonal behaviour in a school. The instrument was based on the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction, which was first devised in The Netherlands and contains eight scales of measurement such as Leadership and Understanding. The questionnaire was sent to 60 schools throughout Australia where it was completed by the principal ...