ERIC Number: ED095623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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The Primary School in the Community. A Survey of Teacher, Student and Parent Attitudes. ACER Occasional Paper No. 8.
Fitzgerald, R. T.
Three separate but related questionnaires were administered to the primary teachers, students in grade 6, and their parents in a predominantly rural Australian school district, to learn how each of the groups saw the role of the primary school. The study revealed serious differences in attitude between teachers and parents, as well as between teachers and children, about the main purposes of schooling. Most parents and students adhere to the traditional goal of the child acquiring that body of knowledge and skills which will qualify him for later success. However, many teachers see their role in wider and less definite terms. Almost half (46 percent) of the students agree that "much of what schools do is a waste of time," and 60 percent of the students agree that "music, art, and craft should receive more time in the school day." (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Demography, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Schools, Grade 6, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Primary Education, Questionnaires, School Role, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, Teacher Qualifications
Australian Council for Educational Research, P. O. Box 210 Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122 ($2.25)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Australia