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ERIC Number: ED081698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 24
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High School and Junior College Instructors of Sociology in the South.
Wade, M. B.; Davenport, Adele M.
This study examines and compares the personal and professional qualifications of sociology teachers at the high school and junior college levels in the South. Questionnaires administered during the winter of 1970 (376 mailed; 147 of those returned sufficiently complete for use in the survey) generated the following personal information: a majority of high school and junior college instructors are under 40, married, white, and protestant. An analysis of professional background and qualifications indicates that the majority of both levels attended universities in the South and have a weak background in sociology. However, junior college instructors are more likely than high school teachers to hold a graduate degree; to have a major or minor in sociology; to maintain contacts with professional sociology organizations and journals; and to have previous teaching experience at lower levels. Special problems in teaching sociology concern textbooks and teaching materials, student attitudes, inadequate background of teacher, scheduling, and conflict with administration, faculty, or community. There was agreement among respondents that sociology teachers should possess special qualifications, and participate in community affairs. (Author/OPH)
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