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ERIC Number: ED346562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Perceived Teacher Misconceptions about Resource Allocation for Teacher Salaries and a Legislative Response.
Dickinson, Gerald; And Others
A study identified misconceptions about resource allocation for teacher salaries that generate distrust among stakeholders, and the study examined an Arkansas legislative response to that distrust. Methodology consisted of three questionnaires. The first one was administered to the state financial director/coordinator in each state department of education in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories which yielded 38 out of 53 responses. The second questionnaire was administered to 82 senior-level teacher education students in two universities in two states. The third questionnaire, about Arkansas Statute, Act 10, was administered to 100 Arkansas teachers, 317 superintendents, and 104 state legislators, which elicited 92, 301, and 104 responses, respectively. Findings indicate that: (1) finance directors believed that teachers held misconceptions about resource allocation for teacher salaries; (2) teacher preparation students' perceptions of teacher misconceptions differed from those of financial directors; and (3) teachers, administrators, and legislators disagreed about the major components of Act 10's statutory requirements. A national survey of stakeholder misconceptions and similar legislative actions is recommended. Two tables of data are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas