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ERIC Number: ED103359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
Dimensions of Teacher Militancy: A Factor Analysis of Teacher Attitudes.
Porter, Richard D.
The objectives of this study were to: (a) identify those attitudes which best serve to explain the concept of teacher militancy, and (b) provide a basis for development of concise instruments for the assessment of such attitudes. A survey instrument, entitled "Classroom Teacher Point of View," was constructed to assess attitudes of teachers regarding their work environments and regarding issues commonly associated with teacher militancy, union organization, and professionalization. The self-administering survey instruments were returned by 2,178 classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools in the 1,389 California unified school districts which had an average daily attendance greater than 4,000. Results of the survey provided a basis for defining teacher militancy as a complex of attitudes characteristically including (a) pronounced lack of confidence in school district administration, (b) general lack of support for the school principal, (c) cynical disbelief in the integrity of those in authority, (d) dissatisfaction with existing conditions of education, (e) strong predisposition toward educational change in general, (f) marked tendency to accept the processes of union organization, and (g) inclination to seek increased professional authority and responsibility. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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