ERIC Number: ED289841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
The American Teacher 1987. Strengthening Links between Home and School. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
A survey conducted in May and June of 1987 sought the opinions of parents and teachers on how they view one another's role and performance in the education of children. The survey also measured the extent to which they were in agreement or disagreement about ways to strengthen home-school links. The resulting data are based on interviews with 1,002 teachers and 2,011 parents with children in the public schools. Information is given on: (1) a profile of American parents with children in the public schools; (2) how parents and teachers view key aspects of home and school; (3) barriers to greater contact between home and school; (4) desired versus actual contact between home and school; (5) forging stronger links between home and school; (6) attacking two problems that need cooperation from home and school (children with problems and dropouts); and (7) teachers' job satisfaction connected to relations between home and school. Data are presented on tables and charts with narrative observations. The detailed survey methodology is provided in Appendix A. Appendix B includes the two survey questionnaires showing the marginal frequencies for all questions. (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, ED 268 076, and ED 283 781. Color graphs may not reproduce clearly.