ERIC Number: ED354226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The American Teacher, 1992. The Second Year: New Teachers' Expectations and Ideals. A Survey of New Teachers Who Completed Their Second Year of Teaching in Public Schools in 1992. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This survey measured the experiences of new public school teachers who began their first year of teaching in the 1990-91 school year. It is the third of three surveys of this cohort of new teachers. The current survey focuses on teachers' experiences and attitudes 2 years into their teaching career, and includes questions which allow for comparisons of attitudes toward teaching now with attitudes previously reported. It also queries teachers who say they plan on leaving the profession about reasons for doing so. A total of 1,000 teachers were interviewed by telephone. Findings, displayed in 10 tables, include teachers' expectations versus experiences regarding themselves and their students; rating of schools on overall quality, teacher competence, and preparation of students for future jobs/education; satisfaction with students, parents, other teachers, principals and other administrators; and reasons for leaving the teaching profession. The survey questionnaire showing the marginal frequency for all questions appears in an appendix. (LL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beginning Teachers, Career Change, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, 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 034 301.