ERIC Number: ED211108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teachers and Resources. The Views of 200 Unpromoted Teachers.
Hamilton, David D.
In order to identify the major problems relating to resource organization, provision, and information in Scottish primary and secondary schools, interviews were conducted with 200 teachers in unpromoted posts in schools throughout Scotland and the results of these interviews were tabulated and analyzed. The interview sample was random but stratified by type of school (primary versus secondary), sex of the teachers, educational region within Scotland, and, for primary schools only, the size of enrollment. A uniform interview schedule was used to conduct the interviews, which were conducted between May 1978 and April 1979 by the project Research Officer. The interview schedule solicited teacher opinions in four major areas: (1) resources available to teachers within their own schools, (2) resources available to teachers outside their own schools, (3) procedures relating to the acquisition and use of resources within the teachers' schools, and (4) teachers' use of audiovisual equipment. Results in each of these topic areas are presented and analyzed in detail, and a series of low-cost recommendations for the improvement of the educational resources system is made. Details on the sample group of teachers, the interview schedule, 76 tables summarizing survey data, and a selection of teachers' comments are appended. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Educational Technology, Glasgow.
Identifiers: Access to Information; Resource Utilization; Scotland