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ERIC Number: ED013792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, SPECIFIC TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS, AND JOB SATISFACTIONS OF GEORGIA SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS.
MILLER, HENRY; SCOTT, OWEN
TO SURVEY THE CERTIFICATION STATUS, TEACHING ASSIGNMENT, AND SELECTED JOB-RELATED OPINIONS OF GEORGIA SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS, DATA ON 115 SCHOOLS AND 403 TEACHERS WAS EXTRACTED FROM A RANDOM SAMPLING OF THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS TO THE GEORGIA ACCREDITING COMMISSION. AN UNSTRUCTURED QUESTIONNAIRE ASKING WHICH ASPECTS OF TEACHING THEY FOUND MOST DIFFICULT AND MOST SATISFYING WAS THEN SENT TO THE 278 TEACHERS WHO WERE STILL TEACHING IN THE SAME SCHOOL. 192 RESPONDED. IT WAS FOUND THAT (1) 92 PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS HAD A PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE, 6 PERCENT HAD A PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE, 1 PERCENT AN EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE, AND 1 PERCENT ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE. (2) 46 PERCENT TAUGHT ONE SOCIAL STUDIES SUBJECT, 44 PERCENT TAUGHT TWO, AND 9.5 PERCENT TAUGHT FOUR OR MORE. (3) THE SUBJECTS RATED MOST POPULAR BY GEORGIA TEACHERS WERE NEARLY THE SAME AS THOSE RANKED MOST POPULAR IN THE SOUTH AND THE NATION IN A 1963 EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE SURVEY. (4) THE ASPECTS OF TEACHING RATED MOST DIFFICULT WERE MOTIVATING STUDENTS, PERFORMING ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES, TEACHING COMPLEX COGNITIVE SKILLS, AND CONTROLLING STUDENT BEHAVIOR. (5) HELPING STUDENTS LEARN, SATISFACTION DEPRIVED FROM THE LATER SUCCESS OF FORMER STUDENTS, ASSOCIATING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, AND BECOMING A BETTER TEACHER WERE THE MOST SATISFYING ASPECTS OF TEACHING. (AW)
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Identifiers: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE; GEORGIA