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ERIC Number: ED120326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School Staff Attitudes and Job Satisfaction.
Pontiac City School District, MI.
Pontiac schools were desegregated prior to the 1971-72 school year. Annual attitude surveys have been conducted to assess the impact of desegregation on parents, students, and staff. Teacher attitudes reported here are based on the 1974 survey. Although some mention is made of possible trends in attitudes over the three-year period, differences in procedure in 1974 preclude a direct comparison to the teacher data obtained in previous years. While the sample of respondents can be considered as representative, it is held that caution should be exercised in interpreting data for ethnic sub-groups. The data are presented according to the following areas: support of busing for desegregation, educational impact of busing, multi-ethnic curriculum, race relations, staff influence in decision making, staff satisfaction with school conditions, in-service training, staff goals for students, and teacher morale and job satisfaction. One of the conclusions drawn from the study is the finding that teachers seem fairly well satisfied with their school experience. There are some areas of disappointment and differing viewpoints especially between black and white staff members. Staff support for the busing plan is far higher than parent support and most teachers state that the plan is working in their buildings. In conclusion, teachers appear to be more confident of their ability to teach in integrated settings now. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pontiac City School District, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan