ERIC Number: ED247230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The American Teacher. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
A report is given on the attitudes of elementary and secondary public school teachers toward public education in the United States. Data were obtained by a nation-wide survey of 1,981 teachers. The report summarizes responses and information on: (1) major study findings; (2) a profile of teachers in the United States; (3) the job satisfaction of the American teacher; (4) teachers' ratings of their own schools; (5) teachers' views on the seriousness of problems in the schools; (6) teachers' reactions to various suggestions for improving the schools; (7) teachers' attitudes toward merit pay and various measures of their performance; and (8) teachers' attitudes toward federal involvement in education. Thirty-two tables present teachers' attitudes and ratings in response to the questionnaire. The first appendix outlines the survey methodology; the second is a copy of the questionnaire used in the survey. (JD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Job Satisfaction, Merit Pay, National Norms, Performance Factors, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching (Occupation)
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., One Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.