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Who's A Good Teacher?: Third, Fifth, And Seventh Graders Speak Out, Mary Anne Coppola Dec 1990

Who's A Good Teacher?: Third, Fifth, And Seventh Graders Speak Out, Mary Anne Coppola

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Included in any discussion of quality education there has usually existed a universal agreement as to the importance of good teaching. It has been impossible to ignore the teacher's powerful ability to create achievers or failures out of his/her students. However, as adults attempted to define the characteristics of the "good teacher'', they rarely invited students to offer their input, even though those students possessed first-hand knowledge of intimate classroom dynamics.

This study, therefore, was an effort to tap this valuable resource by interviewing 117 third, fifth, and seventh graders and asking them the following quest ions: “Think ...