ERIC Number: ED329523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
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Profile of Texas Teachers: A Study of the Characteristics of Texas Teachers in 1990.
Henderson, David L.; And Others
In an attempt to describe a typical Texas teacher, a study was conducted to establish baseline data in conjunction with the Texas State Teachers Association. In May 1990, a questionnaire with 78 discrete questions, 3 continuous data questions, and 1 open-ended question was sent to 560 teachers. The return rate was 40 percent. The results include a profile of the Texas teacher which details 42 characteristics. The typical Texas teachers were found to be family persons, married with two children, conservative, healthy, law-abiding, and happy with themselves. Teachers favor pro-choice in the abortion issue, belong to a church, do not drink or take drugs. Most have a gun at home, favor corporal punishment and capital punishment, work in safe schools, and have experienced no personal crime at school. They work in their room during planning periods, prefer a male principal, have a savings account, and live within five miles of their workplace. They feel they have not been trained to work with mainstreamed children. The questionnaire is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: For a related document, see SP 032 911.