ERIC Number: ED338602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
1990 CRC Report to Field Sites.
McLaughlin, Milbrey; And Others
This report is a descriptive summary of preliminary findings from the second year of research in 16 secondary schools in California and Michigan conducted by the Center for Research on the Context of Secondary Teaching (CRC). Further analyses of the data will proceed over the year and will be informed by comments of teachers, administrators, and other researchers on issues raised by general findings reported here. These findings are based on preliminary analyses of the 1990 CRC survey data and analyses of interviews conducted with teachers in each CRC high school over the two school years, 1988-89 and 1989-90. The quantitative data reported represent responses of approximately 700 secondary school teachers to questionnaire surveys conducted in spring 1989 and 1990. Qualitative data analyses are based on interviews with approximately 320 teachers. The sections of this research summary reflect CRC's core lines of analysis, which are: (1) professional community organizational patterns; (2) teachers' perspectives on today's students; (3) students perspectives on teachers and school; and (4) issues for policy. Appendixes provide information on survey measures discussed in the report and summarize survey data for each field site. (LL)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Field Interviews, High Schools, Private Schools, Professional Autonomy, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Organization, Self Efficacy, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Suburban Schools, Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on the Context of Secondary School Teaching.
Identifiers: California; Michigan