ERIC Number: ED354224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The American Teacher, 1991. The First Year: New Teachers' Expectations and Ideals. A Survey of New Teachers Who Completed Their First Year of Teaching in Public Schools in 1991. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This survey was designed to measure the experiences of teachers who have recently completed their first year of teaching in public schools. It includes questions on their experiences in relation to students, administrators, other teachers, and parents. The report marks the completion of a two-part survey of new teachers. A first survey was conducted during the summer of 1990 to measure the expectations of graduates from teaching schools immediately prior to their first year of teaching in public schools. The current survey focuses on comparing how these teachers' experience in their first year of teaching has affected their attitudes, and how the actual experience of teaching compares with their prior expectations as measured by the first survey. A total of 1,007 teachers were interviewed by telephone. Ten tables display responses with respect to: expectations vs. experiences regarding themselves, their students, principals, the status and dedication of teachers, parents, the need for school-based social services; teacher preparation; and aids to becoming a more effective teacher. The survey questionnaire showing the marginal frequency for all questions appears in the appendix. (LL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beginning Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, National Surveys, Parent School Relationship, Public Schools, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Surveys, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation)
Metlife, The American Teacher Survey, P.O. Box 807, Madison Square Station, New York, NY 10159-0807.
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: For a related document, see SP 034 311.