ERIC Number: ED257787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Gallup Poll of Teachers' Attitudes toward the Public Schools.
This poll provides comparisons of teachers' attitudes with the views of the general public on the public schools. Teachers' opinions were obtained on: (1) effectiveness of public schools; (2) effectiveness of teachers, administrators, school boards, and parents; (3) quality of teacher education; (4) presidential candidates' attitudes toward education; (5) school prayer; (6) why teachers leave the profession; (7) attracting and retaining good teachers; (8) teacher compensation; (9) differential pay in subject areas with teacher shortages; (10) merit pay; (11) reasons for favoring/opposing merit pay; (12) who should determine which teachers receive merit pay; (13) what percentage of teachers deserve merit pay; (14) the seriousness of the discipline problem; (15) perceived incidence of school problems; (16) reasons for discipline problems; (17) support for public school testing; (18) remedial classes or repeating a grade; (19) raising college entrance requirements; (20) a state board examination for teachers; (21) desirability of teaching as a profession; (22) unions, strikes, and arbitration; (23) how teachers see themselves; (24) subject requirements; (25) sex education; (26) the goals of education; (27) extending the school day or year; and (28) control of instruction. Responses are recorded on tables and a summary of findings is presented. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Public Opinion, Public Schools, School Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.