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ERIC Number: ED240575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
How English Teachers See the Profession: An Informal Survey.
Cowan, Elizabeth
Presented are the results of a questionnaire completed by 467 teachers from 32 states who teach English at the elementary school, secondary school, and college or university level. The questionnaire elicited information concerning teacher morale, critical issues facing the profession, the mood of teachers, and teacher curriculum interests and concerns. Among the results were the following: (1) just over half the sample felt more encouraged than discouraged about the circumstances surrounding teaching; (2) 44% would still be English teachers if they had it to do over again but 26% would not; (3) 65% did not think their salary fair and equitable; (4) the sample felt that the single greatest concern of professional organizations for each level should be the teaching of writing by the elementary school teachers, teacher quality at the secondary level, and writing instruction by the college teachers; and (5) competency testing was judged acceptable by teachers at all three levels. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Competency Based Evaluation