Similarities and differences among adults' perceptions of exemplary instruction in off-campus credit courses were explored using gender, age, student status, subject matter, profession, and career stage as bases for comparison. Descriptive and nonparametric statistics were employed to generate propositions for further study. Results suggest that commonalities and differences among adults' perceptions of instructional excellence can be understood within the context of the normative expectations that they have for instructor role performance. It is further suggested that these normative expectations are associated with the outcomes of students' socialization to the student role, as well as to profession-specific work roles.
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Donaldson, J.F. An examination of similarities and differences among adults' perceptions of instructional excellence in off-campus credit course programming. Innov High Educ 16, 59–78 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00911559
- Social Psychology
- Subject Matter
- Cross Cultural Psychology
- Work Role
- Nonparametric Statistic