A comparison of the dimensions used by Iranian and American students in rating instruction

David W. Chapman, Edward F. Kelly

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Abstract

This study investigated the dimensions of teacher behavior and classroom characteristics used by Iranian high school students (N=880) in evaluating their classroom experience. Secondly, it compared these dimensions to those used by American high school students (N=599). During January, 1978, both groups of students completed the Classroom Behavior Survey (CBS). Principal components analysis with varimax rotation yielded a 12 factor solution for Iranian data and 14 for the American data. Comparison of the factors suggest that the dimensions on which Iranian and American students evaluate their teachers are substantially different, though the dimensions they use to evaluate characteristics of the course and content are similar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-60
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Review of Education
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1981

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