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ERIC Number: ED012267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 1
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SOURCE OF TEACHER SATISFACTION IN SLUM SCHOOLS.
WAYSON, WILLIAM W.
TO IDENTIFY THE EXPRESSED MOTIVES AND PERCEPTIONS WHICH DIFFERENTIATE TEACHERS WHO REMAIN FROM TEACHERS WHO LEAVE SLUM SCHOOLS, 62 WOMEN--42 "STAYERS" AND 20 "LEAVERS" WERE INTERVIEWED. RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONS--(1) WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MAIN REASON YOU HAVE REMAINED IN THIS SCHOOL AND (2) WHAT IS THE MOST SATISFYING THING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL--WERE CLASSIFIED IN 10 CATEGORIES (PERSONAL ESTEEM, MISSIONARY ZEAL, PROFESSIONAL AUTONOMY, INERTIA, ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTRAINTS, GROUP BELONGINGNESS, ACCOMMODATING PRINCIPAL, PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL, ALTRUISM, AND DESPOTISM). BOTH STAYERS AND LEAVERS PERCEIVED SLUM SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN IN MUCH THE SAME WAY. HOWEVER, LACK OF PUPIL RESPONSIVENESS WAS STRESSED BY LEAVERS, WHILE STAYERS STRESSED RESPONSIVENESS TO WARM PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. LEAVERS (WHO WERE MUCH YOUNGER THAN STAYERS) HELD, ON THE WHOLE, TO ACHIEVEMENT-ORIENTED GOALS AND NARROWER DEFINITIONS OF THE TEACHER'S ROLE. IMPLICATIONS ARE--(1) IN VIEW OF "STAYER" DEPENDENCE ON CURRENT CONDITIONS, CHANGES IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS MAY BE BETTER ACCOMPLISHED BY ALTERING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT THAN THE PEOPLE INVOLVED, (2) ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD TRY TO RAISE THE STATUS OF SLUM TEACHERS, AND (3) TO STABILIZE SLUM SCHOOL STAFF, THE POLICY OF ASSIGNING BEGINNING TEACHERS TO THEM SHOULD BE RECONSIDERED. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTEBOOK," VOLUME 14, NUMBER 9, MAY 1966 AND IS AVAILABLE FROM MIDWEST ADMINISTRATION CENTER, THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 5835 KIMBARK AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637, 4 PAGES, $0.25. (PP)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Midwest Administration Center.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)