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Psyc 2301 - 1000 AM Fall of 2000 McIntyre Tom 1998 The Traits of Good Teachers As Identified By African-American and White Students With Emotional andor Behavioral Disorders Behavioral Disorders 23 2 134-142 Critique Summary Students in all levels of school have been known for years to act and perform differently in class Many studies have been made on this subject with the help and opinions of teachers The majority of these tests have concluded that students with emotional behavioral disorders conduct themselves in an often times unruly or inappropriate manor that in some way detracts from the perfect learning environment For this reason scientists and psychologists have performed a study questioning 209 students with EBD about good and bad character traits in teachers Up until now no one has asked the children what they think is most helpful but concentrated on the thoughts of the teachers The results of this survey could begin a basis of hiring teachers to cater to youngsters with EBD due to specialized skills that were found exceptionally helpful to specific learning disorders With this in mind the researchers were granted permission by the New York City public school system and began looking for EBD students After a preliminary test 209 kids who were labeled by the test as having EBD and fit into either the White or African-American race were picked to be questioned The kids where asked to rate 31 desirable teacher traits and tell whether they considered the trait to be important or not on a number scale one being not important and five being of paramount importance The traits were then grouped into four configurations to narrow the dependent variable down some The independent variable consisted of the childs age race and gender Some of the results were tossed due to unanswered questions but in the end 188 questionnaires from students age five to twenty were tallied Over all
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