ERIC Number: ED327511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The American Teacher 1990. New Teachers: Expectations and Ideals. Part I: Entering the Classroom. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This survey measured the expectations of new graduates (N=1,002) from education schools who were preparing to start teaching in the fall of 1990. It includes questions on their expectations in relation to students, administrators, other teachers, and parents, as well as on their experiences of teacher training and plans for the future. The overall picture of new teachers revealed by this survey is of a cohort of positively motivated, optimistic, and somewhat idealistic young people who come to their jobs with high expectations but also with a sense of the societal problems that may make their new jobs more difficult. The data are displayed in six tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: This report is part of a series of Metropolitan Life surveys of "The American Teacher." For the 1989 survey, see ED 318 706.