ERIC Number: ED031758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Working Paper 5: American High Schools; Some Organizational Characteristics and Factors Related to Teacher Satisfaction, Counselor Satisfaction, and the Quality of Counseling Programs. Interim Report.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; And Others
This working paper is the fifth in a series on Youth in Transition. Included are four papers plus comments on these papers. The findings are based on information gathered from approximately 2,000 high school teachers and 300 counselors. The teachers' and counselors' perceptions of the way our high schools are run and the impact of those schools on them are the two points investigated. Davidson, in the first paper, presents a design for the study of boys in their high school environment. Methods and techniques are explained with diagrams included. In the second paper, Johnston's findings include that teachers perceive the actual influence picture in the schools to be very hierarchical with those at the top exercising most of the power. Teacher influence is only moderate and is limited to the classroom. The third paper concludes that the large majority of high school teachers view themselves as satisfied with their career choice and job. The most satisfied also feel they have more influence than do less satisfied teachers. Rodgers notes, in the fourth paper, that administrators increase counselor satisfaction and their assessment of the quality of counseling to the extent that they are concerned with problems in their schools and are innovative in their approaches to these problems. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Survey Research Center.