ERIC Number: ED043601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching Profession in Puerto Rico.
Falcon, Luis Nieves
The data in this report were collected in 1966 from a representative sample of 600 elementary and secondary public school teachers. The report itself is comprised of five parts. The first one concerns the life style of public school teachers. It includes a description of their residential and economic conditions, and their cultural background. The second part pertains to teachers' ideology. It describes the values of teachers and their degree of tolerance toward the discussion of controversial issues in the classroom. The third section also deals with the ideology of teachers, but with reference to their attitudes regarding education and social changes in Puerto Rico. The fourth chapter of the report describes the attitudes of public school teachers toward the United States and North Americans. The last part of the report deals with professional aspects of teaching. It discusses teachers' attitudes toward their college preparation, their recommendations to teacher training institutions, their opinions about teacher participations, and their suggestions for improving the profession. The most salient findings about the teaching profession which come out of this report are its traditional orientation, its political intolerance and its passive acceptance of the professional development of teachers. (Author/RT)
Descriptors: American Culture, Cultural Differences, Opinions, Professional Recognition, Public School Teachers, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Participation, Teacher Salaries, Teaching, Teaching Conditions, Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras.