ERIC Number: ED098093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Political Values and Political Involvement of High School Social Studies Teachers in Missouri. Final Report.
Atwell, L. Roberta
A study was conducted to determine political values of secondary school teachers. Two hundred and two social studies teachers from 24 public high schools in Missouri served as a sample population. The survey instrument contained questions on political involvement and various personal background characteristics. The results indicated that Missouri social studies teachers valued liberalism over conservatism; decentralization of government power over centralization; a controlled economy over a free economy; individually regulated birth control measures over government regulation; concern for underpriviledged groups over self-concern; dissent over acquiescence; and concern for domestic welfare over maintenance of national prestige. The social studies teachers who are older, have taught a greater number of years, belong to a greater number of professional organizations, and have an undergraduate major in history have a greater amount of political involvement and tend to be more liberal than conservative. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Center for Educational Improvement.