ERIC Number: ED064629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teachers Tell It-Like It Is, Like It Should Be.
The objective of this report is that teachers need to be heard more. They need to have the chance to express their frustrations and air their anger, and to do so in a way that will get the message beyond the protective custody of officialdom to the audience that really needs to hear it (parents and the general public). This book is a summary and report of what happened when The American College Testing Program (ACT) conducted TEACH-POLL, a mail questionnaire of high school teachers all over the nation. It gave 2,692 high school teachers the opportunity to express their feelings and opinions about parents, principles, superintendents, school board members, legislators, students, taxpayers, and many others. Most of the book represents selected quotations chosen from the hundreds of thousands of words the teachers write in response to the open-ended questions about who misunderstands them, about parents, and about how (if they were superintendent) they would increase public understanding and support of the schools. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Response, Teacher Role, Teacher Stereotypes, Teachers, Teaching Experience
ACT Publications, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 (HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.