My 'Best' Teacher

Gossman, Peter (2011) My 'Best' Teacher. Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), 3 (1).

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Abstract

This article reports the analysis of 59 articles entitled 'my best teacher' printed in the UK Times Educational Supplement January 2000 - August 2003. The research identifies the common qualities/characteristics of ‘best’ teachers, compares the field of endeavour of the interviewee with the discipline of their 'best teacher' and examines 'light-bulb' moments; times when teachers especially inspired their students. A qualitative thematic analysis of the interviews in the articles has been utilised. The most frequently identified personal qualities contributing to a ‘best teacher’ are also reported. Finally, a model to illustrate dimensions of a 'best' teacher is presented.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)
Publisher: Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN)
Departments: Services > Academic Quality & Development
Depositing User: Linda Shore
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 08:05
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 04:29
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1344

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