Thesis / Dissertation

Examining Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Quality: Attributes, Beliefs, Behaviours, and Students' Perceptions of Effectiveness

Michael Stephen Witter, John Hattie (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

This thesis focuses on the structure and relatedness of multiple dimensions of teacher quality. Specifically, two studies are presented as to how critical teachers’ beliefs are as a dimension of teacher quality in relation to teachers’ non-academic competencies, their observed practices in the classroom, and their students’ perceptions of effectiveness. The first study aimed to determine how various types of teachers’ beliefs empirically linked to quality teaching and learning relate to teach other, and whether these beliefs could be reduced into a set of higher-order teacher beliefs, utilising confirmatory and exploratory factory analysis. Primary and high school teachers in Victorian..

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