ERIC Number: ED049551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Role Consensus: The Case of the Elementary School Teacher.
Foskett, John M.
Role consensus is the extent to which agreement exists among the individuals in a group, between groups, or between cities. In three markedly different communities, teachers, principals, superintendents, school boards, and citizens were surveyed for their views on 45 norm items pertaining to the role of the elementary school teacher. Within each of these populations there was a wide range of agreement on the items. Little variation existed in the views of the populations from one community to another, with the exception of superintendents. Likewise, within the same community, the views of the populations were relatively similar, with teachers having slightly more agreement about their own role than did citizens. When teachers were asked to estimate the differences between their views and those of other populations, they tended to overestimate differences between their views and those of citizens and to underestimate differences between their views and those of their principals. (RA)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Group Norms, Principals, Role Perception, Role Theory, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role
CASEA Editor, Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, University of Oregon, Eugene 97403 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.