HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 6 no. 1 (2013)

Analysis of High School Students’ Teaching Style Preferences

Ian C. Abordo | Carthy Joy T. Aguillon

Discipline: Education



The students are the best witnesses to how the teachers perform their instructional duties. Students develop particular expectations to teaching style preferences. This study investigates the students’ self-assessments of their teaching style preferences against their observed teaching styles that their year level teachers have used and determined the relevance of Teeters’ (2001) teaching style model. Teeters’ (2001) instructor style inventory was used to collect data from 114 high school students of an academy in Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines. Results revealed that the students highly preferred all the teaching styles. Students in different year levels also rated their teachers’ safe, stimulating, spontaneous, and systematic teaching styles moderate and high. Significant differences in all the students’ observed teaching styles were found between the year levels. Teaching styles with “no difference” and “there is difference” depend on the year levels. School administrators and teachers in this academy may consider the viability of Teeters’ teaching style model in their teaching-learning processes.