Teachers are confronted with many obstacles when learning to be the best teacher they can for their students. Teachers face challenges such as working with introverted students, developing activities that are fruitful and sustainable for varying students, and keeping students all focused on the goal of learning (Tasgin & Tunc, 2018). However, the authenticity of an instructor, while being researched in college and counseling settings, has not been sufficiently examined in high school settings. The authenticity of the instructor is a motivating factor for students at the college level (Kreber & Klampfleitner, 2013; Kreber & Klampfleitner, 2012; Kreber et al., 2010; Ramezanzadeh et al., 2016a, 2016b). Therefore, this mixed-methods study aims to explore secondary teacher authenticity, specifically inside high school classrooms (Bayir-Toper et al., 2020; Kreber & Klampfleitner, 2013; Kreber & Klampfleitner, 2012; Kreber et al., 2010; Ramezanzadeh et al., 2016a, 2016b). Surveys will be administered to teachers, select teachers will be interviewed, and thematic analysis will be conducted.
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Learning Sciences and Educational Research
Curriculum and Instruction
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Hovel, Robert, "Secondary Teachers' Perceptions of Teacher Authenticity" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 880.