ERIC Number: ED346208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching in Chapter 1 Schools: Public School Teachers' Perceptions of Resources, Discipline, and Support. Chapter 1 Data from the Schools and Staffing Survey.
Anderson, Judith I.; And Others
A study was done of teachers' perceptions of support, resources, empowerment, autonomy, and discipline problems in Chapter 1 and non-Chapter 1 schools. The study used data from the Schools and Staffing Survey. Overall, most teachers in elementary schools, middle schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools with Chapter 1 programs agree that the administrative support and school climate in their school are positive. However, approximately 50 percent of the teachers in all 3 levels of Chapter 1 schools report that student misbehavior is a problem, and less than 50 percent believe that they have a high degree of influence over determining discipline policy. The study found few differences among teachers in Chapter 1 schools and those in non-Chapter 1 schools. In elementary schools, teachers in Chapter 1 schools have lower perceptions of parental support and report serious or moderate discipline problems more often than do teachers in non-Chapter 1 schools. However, some perceptions were more positive among teachers in Chapter 1 schools at the elementary school level than they were among teachers in non-Chapter 1 schools. Middle school, junior high school, and senior high school teachers in non-chapter 1 schools have roughly the same perceptions as do their counterparts in Chapter 1 schools. Included are 39 bar graphs, 24 tables, and an appendix containing 24 tables of unweighted data and standard errors and confidence intervals for estimates. (JB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Compensatory Education, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attitudes, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, National Surveys, Professional Autonomy, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)