Hong Kong secondary school teachers' conceptions of creative and ideal students
Ihc present study investigated I long Kong secondary school teachers' conceptions of a creative student and the effect offender and subject taught (science and i ion -science subjects) on their conceptions. Teachers' conceptions of an ideal student were also assessed to investigate the importance of creativity attached to the schools. A total of 140 teachers. leaching 1\4 1.7 in local secondary schools, completed the 60-item checklist of Rudowic/ and llui (1(W) with respect to a creative and an ideal student. Results showed that die teachers did not differ in their conceptions of a creative student across different genders and subject taught. J Iowever. the conceptions of an ideal smdeiH were well distinguishable from the conceptions of a creative student. 1 he most salient discrepancy lay on the compliant trail. in thai the teachers expected a creative student be less compliant, 1 he teachers' emphasis on compliance might not be encouraging students' creativity in schools. Recommendations lor leaclier education on empowering teachers to appreciate individual differences were discussed.
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:interaction analysis in education creative ability
Date of Publication:01/01/2000