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ERIC Number: ED374092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May-1
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
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Attitudes of Involvement with Students' Problems Outside of the School.
Kim, Sohui
A survey of 14 teachers at a central Virginia school investigated their attitudes concerning their involvement in students' problems outside of the school. In addition, 33 fifth grade students were surveyed concerning their attitudes about teachers' involvement, and interviews were conducted with two teachers, one principal, and one counselor. The survey instrument focused on the problems of divorce, sexual abuse, and alcohol abuse; hindrances to getting involved; successful and unsuccessful efforts; home visits; and teacher role. Analysis of results addresses the issues of parental neglect and apathy, the importance of teacher listening and encouragement, factors determining extent of teacher involvement, and students' comfort in telling teachers their problems. Results indicated that teachers feel the pressure of students with overwhelming problems that are out of their control, yet still get involved. Others leave the problems for the guidance counselor to handle and choose not to get involved. The majority of students did not feel comfortable telling their teachers about their problems. Appendixes contain the survey instruments and interview questions. (Contains 25 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Virginia (Central)