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ERIC Number: ED313123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-30
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Perceived Problems and the Context of Teaching.
Johnston, John M.; And Others
The major purpose of this study was to determine if there were meaningful differences between work-related problems of 310 first-grade teachers assigned to small classes, regular size classes, and regular size classes with full-time aide assistance. This paper reports on the analysis of results of a single data source from the second year of Project STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Ratio), a comprehensive 4-year longitudinal study. Teachers involved in the project were asked to rate 61 items or statements about problems on a Frequency or Bothersomeness scale of a modified version of the Teacher Problem Checklist. The study found that all first-grade teachers, regardless of class size or the addition of a full-time aide, reported that problems related to time were more frequent and bothersome than other types of problems. Teachers of regular classes, in comparison with teachers of small classes, reported that problems related to time occurred much more frequently. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A