ERIC Number: ED209724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes Towards Permanent Part Time Teaching (P.P.T.T.): A N.S.W. Perspective. EDRC Job Sharing Study (Secondary Schools) 1981. Part II. Education Research Reports.
Wood, J. M.
Because of disequilibrium in the 1970s between Australia's supply of and demand for teachers, there has occurred a gradual increase in part-time teaching in elementary and secondary schools. This has included job sharing and, especially in South Australia, permanent part-time teaching (PPTT). PPTT is defined as employment for at least two school days per week with fixed hours, prorated salaries and fringe benefits, and normal job and promotion rights. Potential part-timers include teachers with differing training, lifestyle, or career needs. A survey of 653 New South Wales secondary teachers and administrators in 17 urban and rural public schools sought information on respondents' personal characteristics (age, sex, marital status, teaching experience, spouse employment, and child dependents), administrative status, and perceptions of PPTT's impact on working conditions, teacher supply and demand, teaching and administrative effectiveness, and social interaction. Statistical analysis using correlation coefficients and analysis of variance yielded 19 conclusions about teachers' attitudes toward PPTT, including that males more strongly support PPTT, that administrators impute higher costs to PPTT, that teachers see more benefits than costs from PPTT, and that PPTT would improve working conditions. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Part Time Faculty, Rural Urban Differences, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newcastle Univ. (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia