Educational Research Journal

Student-Teacher Relationship: The Student Perspective

1994.第9卷第1期(Vol. 9 No. 1).pp. 60–64

Student-Teacher Relationship: The Student Perspective

David W. CHAN(陳維鄂)


The student perspective on student-teacher relationship was assessed in a survey of 204 secondary school students. While the general student-teacher relationship was generally regarded to be moderate to good in schools, few students sought help from teachers on nonacademic matters, and few reported receiving praise from teachers. The desirable characteristics in teachers that students liked suggested that in addition to knowledge and skills in teaching, approachability, fairness, and the concerned and caring attitude of teachers contributed to a positive student-teacher relationship. Implications of these results for defining and assessing teacher effectiveness were discussed.