Factors leading to teaching effectiveness at department level

Hong Sheung CHUI, King Por Edwin WONG, How Kei Alfred CHAN

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Abstract

Two teaching departments of a Sixth Form College in Hong Kong with teaching effectiveness are identified by the criteria of students consistently achieving value-added results for the past three years in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations and relatively high students’ satisfaction with the teaching of the departments. Research was conducted to look at possible factors contributing to the teaching effectiveness of the departments. Strong leadership of department heads, outstanding management and good department climate such as high morale, professional interaction and good team work were found to be important factors leading to teaching effectiveness of the departments. Schools should attach importance to the above factors in order to improve teaching effectiveness at the teaching department level and teacher educators should develop skills of potential and serving teachers on leadership, management, and building good working relationship among colleagues. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-15
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Teaching
effectiveness of teaching
Hong Kong
leadership
teacher
management
value added
student
climate
educator
examination
interaction
school

Bibliographical note

Chui, H. S., Wong, E. K. P., & Chan, A. H. K. (2000). Factors leading to teaching effectiveness at department level. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-15). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.