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ERIC Number: ED072004
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Role Specialization of College Teachers of Education.
Pritchard, Keith
This report studies the role and degree of specialization existing among college teachers of education and the relationship of this specialization to rewards and sanctions administered by the institution, job satisfaction, institutional size, and age of the incumbents. Four hundred and twenty-six questionnaires were sent to all college teachers of education holding the rank of assistant professor or higher at eight institutions of higher learning. Four schools were in the Big Eight Conference, and the remaining four were located within the same states. Of the 264 returned questionnaires, 192 were found to be useable. Results indicated that subjects tended to specialize in their role performance. The researcher tended to achieve the highest level of job satisfaction while the administrator tended to be the most highly rewarded in terms of salary. The research, although it was not of a longitudinal nature, indicated that the youngest incumbents stressed the research role, the 50-59 year-old age group was more politically oriented and the 40-49 and 60-69 age group appeared to lack clear preference of type. Recommendations indicate a need for further study of role conflict. A seven-item bibliography is included. (MJM)
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