Based on the conception of total teacher effectiveness, aims to develop strategies for conceptualizing teacher effectiveness research. From the new conception, the units of research on teacher effectiveness are cell, array and layer. The strategies advanced for conceptualizing research include the individual unit description strategies, the within-layer relationship strategies, the between-layer relationship strategies, and the whole structure strategy. Based on the conception strategies, teacher effectiveness research can be shifted from traditional simplistic one-dimensional conception to sophisticated multidimensional conception and can have various research alternatives for different research purposes and contexts. Hopefully, these strategies can provide a new direction for studying and improving teacher effectiveness in particular and school effectiveness in general. Copyright © 1998 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
CitationCheng, Y. C. & Tsui, K. T. (1998). Research on total teacher effectiveness: Conception strategies. International Journal of Educational Management, 12(1), 39-47.