ERIC Number: ED298087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Private School Teachers' Opinions, 1985-86. OERI Bulletin.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Private school teachers were asked in a survey to rank the following eight goals for students in order according to their importance: (1) basic literacy skills (reading, math, writing, speaking); (2) academic excellence, or mastery of the subject matter of the course; (3) citizenship (understanding institutions and public values); (4) specific occupational skills; (5) good work habits and self-discipline; (6) personal growth and fulfillment (self-esteem, personal efficacy, self-knowledge); (7) human relations skills (cultural understanding, getting along with others); and (8) moral or religious values. Teaching basic literacy skills was considered very important by 48 percent of the respondents, followed closely by moral or religious values (43 percent and personal growth and fulfillment (40 percent). About one-fourth of the teachers ranked good work habits and self-discipline and academic excellence among the two most important goals for students, while 14 percent believed that human relations skills were very important. Only a few teachers considered citizenship and special occupational skills very important, while 46 and 86 percent respectively considered them unimportant. In general, private school teachers had positive attitudes about their schools, administrators, fellow teachers, and students. An explanation of the survey methodology with comments on data reliability is provided, and data from the survey are displayed in seven tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.