ERIC Number: ED164438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of School-Related Perceptions, Attitudes, and Values of Teachers in Three Countries.
This study concerns itself with a comparison of selected interpersonal and intrapersonal perceptions, attitudes, and values of teachers in industrial cities in three countries--England, West Germany, and the United States. The nonsubstantive, positional nature of teachers' responses were compared across the three national settings, and questions were posed with the expectation that the teachers' answers might lead to a clarification of some psychological issues or problems across the three cultures. The three questions posed were: (1) Do teachers in one national setting differ from teachers in the other national settings regarding their perceptions of their autonomy within their classrooms and schools, their perceptions of the daily work of the teacher, their attitudes toward their colleagues and their students, and their styles of responding to inquiry? (2) Do the influence relationships between interpersonal and intrapersonal factors that exist in one national setting differ from the way they exist in the other national settings? and (3) Do the teachers in their respective national settings differ regarding the personal-social values they wish students to acquire through school experience, and the acquisitions they seek for themselves through the experience of teaching? Statistical analysis employed two-tailed tests of significance, one-way analysis of variance, and chi-square analysis. Extensive analysis and discussion of the results is provided along with the data. An appendix provides examples of the questionnaires used in each country, and references are also included. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Office of Community Education Research.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Rackham Graduate School.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: England; United States; West Germany