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Title: The assessment of a group of teachers in relation to their scores on psychological tests, their college grades and certain biographical and demographic data
Author: Cortis, Gerald Alan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2724 7388
Awarding Body: Institute of Education, University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1970
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The experiment was designed to investigate the relationship of psychological tests, college grades and certain biographical and demographic data among a group of teachers with assessments of their teaching ability obtained after two years of teaching. The teachers came from three colleges of education in North West England and comprised a sample of 222 non-graduates and graduates. (a) 299 teachers took the test battery at the end of their college courses in 1965. Two years later in 1967 they were contacted and asked to complete a questionnaire which asked them to: (i) estimate their degree of satisfaction with teaching, (ii) list their causes of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the job, (iii) indicate how far their expectations about teaching had been realised, (iv) assess their college courses in the light of subsequent experience. (b) Providing permission was given, the head teachers of all respondents were approached and asked to rate each teacher on a six-point scale on eight specified facets of the teacher's role. These were concerned with both organisation and personal relationships. (c) Extensive enquiries and follow-up procedures were instituted to trace missing or reluctant teacher or head teacher respondents. Eventually 222 replies from teachers and their head teachers were received Certain variables collected in 1965 plus the demographic data collected in 1967 were combined with the teachers' responses and the head teachers' ratings. These totalled 50 variables and they were subjected to a series of factor analyses, multiple regression analyses, and split plot analyses of variance - the analyses of variance being followed by t tests between selected pairs of variables. The analyses indicated that:- (a) Field performance was predicted by college teaching grades, (b) 'Successful' and 'less successful' teachers were clearly discriminated in terms of the predictor variables, (c) 'Real' differences in performance obtained between various groups of teachers, e.g. men and women.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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