Student perceptions on their physics and mathematics teachers’ effectiveness

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2006
Kural, Mehmet Hamdi
The purpose of this study was to investigate the high school students’ perceptions on effectiveness of their physics and mathematics teachers. For this purpose a 71-item questionnaire, with a reliability coefficient of 0.97, was developed and applied to 1237 9th grade students in Ankara. 30 Physics teachers and 33 Mathematics teachers were evaluated by student ratings in 13 regular high schools and 6 Anatolian lycees. As a result, 17 % of physics teachers and 27% of mathematics teachers found to be considered effective by their students. In addition to this, it is found that specific effective teacher characteristics about teaching ability and interpersonal relationships are possessed in low amounts by most of the physics and mathematics teachers.

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M. H. Kural, “Student perceptions on their physics and mathematics teachers’ effectiveness,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.