ERIC Number: ED338996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Survey on Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools. E.D. Tabs.
Mansfield, Wendy; And Others
This report presents statistics on teachers' perspectives of issues related to safety, discipline, and drug use prevention in public elementary and secondary schools, resulting from a national survey of public school teachers (N=1,350) who responded to questions concerning the extent of discipline problems within schools and the nature and effectiveness of current policies and drug education programs. Tables present data for all teachers and for teachers by instructional level (elementary, secondary); type of school location (city, urban fringe, town, rural); enrollment size (less than 300, 300 to 399, 1,000 or more); region (Northeast, Central, Southeast, and West); and percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches (10 percent or less, 11 to 40 percent, 41 percent or more). Definitions are provided for terms used in the report. Highlights of the report include: (1) student alcohol use was considered a serious or moderate problem by 23 percent of teachers; (2) over 90 percent of teachers whose schools have written policies described their general discipline policies and their alcohol, drug, and tobacco policies as comprehensive and clear; and (3) almost 50 percent of teachers--both at elementary and secondary schools--indicated that a lack of or inadequate alternative placements/programs for disruptive students limited to a great or moderate extent of their ability to maintain order and discipline in their school. In addition to the data tables presenting results, the survey methodology is discussed. The appendixes include: (1) the questionnaire; and (2) standard error tables for each of the data tables in the report. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: Data Series: FRSS-42.