ERIC Number: ED180133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Three Studies of the Effects of Teachers' Strikes.
Brison, David W.
This report summarizes three separate research studies stemming from a strike of secondary school teachers in metropolitan Toronto in 1975. It examines the effects of the strike on students' academic progress and achievement, as well as effects on retention rates and entry of students into the university and college. It also assesses how students' attitudes have been affected by the strike, with the purpose of guiding future efforts in collective bargaining. The first study examines secondary data on student marks and the usefulness of such data as a basis for inferences about real academic achievement. The second study analyzes attitudinal data collected by questionnaires and interviews from students. The final study reports on interviews with dropouts and compares the characteristics of those who left in the strike year with those who left in the preceding and following years. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Grades (Scholastic), Interviews, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teacher Strikes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Ontario (Toronto)
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