ERIC Number: ED205519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Key Characteristics of Teachers in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools. 1972-73 to 1979-80.
Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).; Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.
The statistical data in this report deal with characteristics of the Canadian teaching force that are particularly relevant to the effects of the declining enrollment phenomenon. Emphasis is given to data on class size, full-time or part-time employment status, teaching assignments (single or multi-grade), and languages of instruction in the school (combinations of French and English). Tables and explanatory notes are also presented on age and sex distribution, positions of added responsibility (principals, department heads, relieving teachers, etc.), and types of degrees held. A section analyzing trends in teacher characteristics identifies changes from 1972 to 1980, including: (1) a reduction in median class size, from 27 to 24; (2) the proportion of part-time teachers, which has more than doubled, from 2.4 to 6 percent; (3) the proportion of female principals, which has decreased from 17 to 13 percent; and (4) the proportion of full-time teachers under 25 years of age, which has decreased from 17 to 4 percent, and that of teachers under 30, from 44 to 23 percent. A copy of the survey instrument is appended. (FG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).; Statistics Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Education, Science, and Culture Div.
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