ERIC Number: ED283781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The American Teacher 1986. Restructuring the Teaching Profession, The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This survey is based on interviews conducted between April 29 and June 30, 1986, with 1,602 teachers and 702 educational leaders. The survey analyzed teachers' and leaders' views about the structure of the teaching profession, and ways to restructure the profession. Opinions are reported on: (1) what role teachers should have in school management and the extent to which teachers actually have such a role; (2) priorities for the next round of educational reform; (3) views on several of the specific reforms currently being considered, such as career ladder programs, mentor-teacher programs, and merit pay systems; (4) how teachers evaluate proposals to increase collegiality and to reduce isolation in the workplace; and (5) teachers' evaluation of their experience with restrictions on economic mobility between districts that have traditionally existed in education and how they react to proposals that would make it easier to move from one school district to another. Numerous tables provide charts and graphs. Detailed survey methodology and two survey questionnaires are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For previous surveys, see ED 247 230 and ED 268 076. Colored paper and ink may affect legibility, especially for the tables.