Asian Students’ Perceptions of a Good College/University Teacher

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Pak Lee
Damrong Sattayawaksakul
Sunisa Waleesila
Payom Sriharat


This study investigates Asian students’ perceptions of the qualities of a good college or university teacher. Prior studies reported students’ perceptions of the important qualities of a good college or university teacher, but few, if any, attempted to rank the perceived qualities in the order of importance. Literature seems to suggest that students’ perceptions of the core qualities of a good college or university teacher vary with the learning environments, students’ backgrounds, and societal values. The result of this study, conducted in an Asian learning environment, indicates that Asian students place knowledge of subject matter on the top of a list of qualities of a good college or university teacher. The implications of the results of this study are discussed in this paper.


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