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ERIC Number: ED301570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Condition of Teaching. A State-by-State Analysis, 1988.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.
This report is based on a national survey of 22,000 public school teachers. The report reveals a growing gap between the school and the home, and the majority of teachers report that the willingness of parents to be involved in their children's education falls below their expectations. In addition to the reporting of national trends, the report allows an opportunity for state-by-state comparison of teacher attitudes on a broad range of topics: current teaching assignments; public school enrollment trends; student achievement and growth; expenditures for education; teacher evaluation; perspectives on methods and curriculum; standards for students; teacher preparation; assessment of education officials; and job satisfaction and morale. It is noted in the foreword to the report that"perhaps most significant in this survey is the frustration teachers feel about their powerlessness in teaching...the majority of teachers are not...asked to particiate in such crucial matters as teacher evaluation, staff development, school budget, and student promotion and retention policies." Technical notes and 83 tables are provided. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, National Surveys, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Student Behavior, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Influence, Teaching Conditions
Princeton University Press, 3175 Princeton Pike, Princeton, NJ 08648 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For earlier reports, see ED 238 867 and ED 267 070.