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ERIC Number: ED003396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 127
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THE PART-TIME ASSIGNMENT OF WOMEN IN TEACHING.
SAMPSON, JEAN; AND OTHERS
A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED WHICH EXPLORE (1) THE EXTENT TO WHICH WOMEN PART-TIME TEACHERS WERE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, (2) THE FIELDS AND GRADE GROUPS IN WHICH THESE TEACHERS WERE ASSIGNED, (3) THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS, INCLUDING CERTIFICATION, FOR PART-TIME ASSIGNMENTS, (4) THE OPINIONS OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS, AND (5) THE ATTITUDES OF SUPERINTENDENTS TOWARD THE FUTURE EMPLOYMENT OF PART-TIME TEACHERS. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DEVELOPED, TRIED OUT, AND SENT TO A RANDOM SAMPLING OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHICH INCLUDED 380 LARGE SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY (12,000 PUPILS), 400 MEDIUM-SIZE SYSTEMS (3,000 TO 11,999), AND 400 SMALL SYSTEMS (300 TO 2,999). SIXTY-ONE PERCENT WERE RETURNED. THE SYSTEMS RESPONDING CONSTITUTED 27 PERCENT OF THE NATION'S ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL POPULATION (41,200,000). THE TYPES OF DATA GATHERED INCLUDED (1) FACTS AND OPINIONS WHICH RELATED TO THE OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY, (2) NUMBER AND ASSIGNMENTS OF WOMEN PART-TIME TEACHERS, (3) QUALIFICATIONS, (4) EFFECTIVENESS, (5) PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN EMPLOYMENT, AND (6) ATTITUDES OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS. FINDINGS INDICATED (1) MANY SCHOOLS WERE EMPLOYING PART-TIME TEACHERS, (2) MANY MORE SCHOOLS ARE LIKELY TO EMPLOY PART-TIME TEACHERS IN THE FUTURE, (3) FEWER PROBLEMS WERE CAUSED BY THE EMPLOYMENT OF PART-TIME TEACHERS THAN MIGHT BE EXPECTED, AND (4) MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED IN AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION WHICH PART-TIME TEACHERS CAN MAKE. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers: AUGUSTA; MAINE