This study was designed to gather similarities and differences in the perceptions of secondary theatre teachers and administrators regarding traits, characteristics, and instructional practices of effective theatre teachers. Current teacher evaluation systems focus on teacher effectiveness on student learning, and typically do not provide valuable feedback for teachers in highly specialized fields such as the arts, and specifically theatre arts.
One-on-one interviews were conducted with eight theatre teachers and eight administrators from eight different schools in a southern state to gather qualitative data on the similarities and differences in perceptions of traits, characteristics, and instructional practices of effective theatre teachers. From these interviews a survey was developed and administered to theatre teachers in a southern state to collect quantitative data. Analysis of the qualitative and quantitative data was run to evaluate themes and statistical significance.
Chrismon, James D. and Carter, Adam W.
"Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Traits, Characteristics, and Instructional Practices of Effective Theater Teachers,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 6
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol6/iss1/8
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