ERIC Number: ED199193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
The Teaching Profession: High School Senior Perceptions.
Page, Jane; And Others
Information from this study is intended to provide schools of education with high school students' perceptions of the teaching profession. Questionnaires submitted to students were designed to: (1) identify high school seniors' perceptions of the profession; (2) determine whether differences exist between groups categorized on the basis of sex and race; and (3) identify factors which discriminate between students who are considering teaching and those who are not. Only twelve percent of the responding students indicated they would consider teaching as a career. Discouraging factors included low salaries, discipline problems, and working conditions. It was viewed, however, as a good profession for women. Black and female students perceived many factors in teaching in a significantly more positive manner when comparisons were made between groups categorized on the basis of sex and race. A copy of the questionnaire is appended to this report. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the SERATE Conference (Louisville, KY, October 31, 1980).