ERIC Number: ED103427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Teacher in an Uncertain World.
Shapiro, Leo J.; Rodin, Mimi
This paper presents the results of a series of surveys designed to determine the attitudes of parents of school-aged children and other adults toward schools and their children's future, with a view toward offering encouragement to beginning teachers. Cross sections of the population were sampled nationwide, throughout the state of Illinois, and in the metropolitan Chicago area in three separate surveys. Results indicate that most parents identify schools as the most important factor in helping their children achieve a good life. Few name school as deleterious to their children's success. In addition, a majority feel that schools would do an even better job if they had more money. The results of the Chicago survey are broken down by place of residence in the metropolitan area, sex, and selected population segments. (DDO)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Community Surveys, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Public Opinion, School Funds, School Role, State Surveys, Surveys
Leo J. Shapiro and Associates, Inc., 2 East Oak Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Shapiro (Leo J.) and Associates, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Illinois (Chicago)