ERIC Number: ED303438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Facilitating Teacher Engagement.
Rutter, Robert A.; Jacobson, Jeffrey D.
This study develops and examines a general exploratory model with the goal of identifying school-site variables which facilitate higher levels of teacher engagement in public secondary schools. Three sets of variables thought to contribute to teacher engagement are identified: individual teacher characteristics; school demographics, and organizational features of the school. Multiple regression is used to show the direct and indirect effects of these variables on teacher effectiveness. The school circumstances that affect teacher engagement and success include: (1) an orderly school environment; (2) manageable teaching tasks; (3) perceived student ability; (4) sense of community in the school; (5) teacher participation in decision making; (6) collaboration; and (7) staff recognition. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Effective Secondary Schools, Madison, WI.