ERIC Number: ED334168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Coming to Terms: Teachers' Views on Current Issues in Education. The Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher, 1991. Selected Findings from a New National Poll Conducted by Louis Harris and Associates.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Selected findings are presented from a survey designed to measure the needs, plans, and perceptions of teachers (N=1,000) in U.S. public schools. Faced with the responsibility for managing their school's budget with limited resources, most teachers would take several other actions before increasing class size or reducing their future salary increases. Mentor teachers and class size were seen as key factors in effective teaching. For teachers who may leave the profession, students' social problems and salary are major factors in their decision. (IAH)
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Teachers' Survey 1991, One Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010-3690.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.