The Resource The instructional perspectives of community college mathematics faculty, by Laurie K. McManus

The instructional perspectives of community college mathematics faculty, by Laurie K. McManus

Label
The instructional perspectives of community college mathematics faculty
Title
The instructional perspectives of community college mathematics faculty
Statement of responsibility
by Laurie K. McManus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study investigated the beliefs, feelings, and behaviors of full-time mathematics faculty at community colleges in a Midwestern state. The online questionnaire for this study included the modified Instructional Perspectives Inventory [IPI] (Henschke, 1989; Stanton, 2005). The subscales of the IPI are: (1) Teacher empathy with learners; (2) Teacher trust of learners; (3) Planning and delivery of instruction; (4) Accommodating learner uniqueness; (5) Teacher insensitivity toward learners; (6) Experience-based learning techniques; and, (7) Teacher-centered learning processes. Approximately 23.4% of invited participants responded to the survey, yielding a sample size of 34. Statistical analyses included calculations of mean, standard deviation, and standard error for summative subscale scores and summative overall IPI scores. Using a rankings scale proposed by Stanton (2005) ["Low below average", "below average", "average", "above average", "high above average"], all groups for this study were found to be "average" or "below average" in the application of andragogical / adult education principles. Analyses of Variance (ANOVA's) revealed statistically significant differences for subscales one, two, four, five, and for summative overall IPI scores. Using a reliability rating scale suggested by George and Mallery (as cited in Gliem & Gliem, 2003, p. 87), subscales one through six were interpreted as having "good" or "acceptable" internal consistency. Subscale seven was found to have "questionable" consistency for this population. Recommendations for future research with the IPI include a consideration of the influence of gender, a calculation and interpretation of Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient and the Spearman-Brown prophecy coefficient, and the inclusion of a qualitative research component
Member of
Cataloging source
UMS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McManus, Laurie K
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Community colleges
  • Community college teachers
  • Universities and colleges
  • Teaching
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics teachers
Label
The instructional perspectives of community college mathematics faculty, by Laurie K. McManus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed March 1, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-179)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
535123232
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 212 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)535123232
Label
The instructional perspectives of community college mathematics faculty, by Laurie K. McManus
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed March 1, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-179)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
535123232
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 212 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)535123232

Library Locations

  • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
    1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.944491 -92.326012
  • Engineering Library & Technology CommonsBorrow it
    W2001 Lafferre Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.946102 -92.330125
  • Fisher Delta Research CenterBorrow it
    2-64 Agricultural Bldg, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.958397 -92.303491
  • Geological Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    201 Geological Sciences, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.947375 -92.329062
  • J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    1 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.939544 -92.328377
  • Journalism LibraryBorrow it
    102 Reynolds Jrnlism Institute, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.947290 -92.328025
  • Mathematical Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    104 Ellis Library, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.944377 -92.326537
  • University ArchivesBorrow it
    Columbia, MO, 65201, US
  • University Archives McAlester AnnexBorrow it
    703 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.934630 -92.342290
  • University of Missouri Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • Zalk Veterinary Medical LibraryBorrow it
    Veterinary Medicine West, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
    38.941099 -92.317911
Processing Feedback ...