ERIC Number: ED305357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
The American Teacher 1988: Strengthening the Relationship between Teachers and Students. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.; Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This survey is based on interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,208 teachers, including an oversample of minority teachers in the nation's public schools. Over 2,700 school children in grades 4 through 12 were also interviewed, allowing for a comparison of teachers' and students' perceptions. The focus of the survey is on how teachers and students view their schools, the learning process, and one another. The survey also pinpoints key trends in the teaching profession, including changes in teachers' salaries, morale, and job satisfaction. In addition, the survey identifies ways to increase the number of minority teachers in the profession. Appendixes present the survey methodology, index construction, and questionnaires. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Minority Group Teachers, Professional Recognition, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Morale, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Conditions, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.; Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.