ERIC Number: ED209723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Permanent Part Time Teaching: An Australian Perspective. ERDC Job Sharing Study 1981 (Secondary Schools)--Part 1. Education Research Reports.
Wood, J. M.
Rising Australian unemployment in the 1970s, increasing part-time employment, and large fluctuations in teacher supply and demand has made Australian teachers interested in more flexible employment patterns. One such pattern, permanent part-time teaching (PPTT), involves teaching at least 12 hours of school per week at fixed times with prorated salaries and fringe benefits. To find teachers' attitudes toward PPTT, the author surveyed 653 secondary teachers in 17 urban and rural public schools in New South Wales (Australia). Questionnaires sought data on respondents' age, sex, marital status, teaching experience, spouse employment, and child dependents and on their perceptions of PPTT's impact on working conditions, teacher supply and demand, teaching effectiveness, administrative costs, and social relationships. Using analysis of variance, the author reached 23 conclusions about teacher attitudes. Responding teachers thought that PPTT would help improve working conditions, increase teacher effectiveness with pupils, restore equilibrium in teacher supply and demand, and better teachers' ability to cope with social relations problems. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newcastle Univ. (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); Permanent Part Time Teaching
Note: Best copy available. Table 19-31 may not reproduce clearly. For a related document, see EA 014 141. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).