ERIC Number: ED358045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Time and Curriculum Manageability at Key Stage 1: A Third Report of Research into the Use of Teacher Time.
Campbell, R. J.; Neill, S. R. St. J.
This report, the second of two follow-up studies, compares time usage of 105 infant teachers in England and Wales with the workloads of teachers surveyed in 1990 (the pilot study) and 1991. The report presents findings about the nature of the sample, working conditions, and teacher perceptions; time spent on work overall and time spent on teaching, preparation, administration, professional development, and other activities; adequacy of the time available for each subject in the national curriculum; workloads of teachers with Year 2 children in their classes; the "conscientiousness" thesis; manageability of the national curriculum at Key Stage 1; teacher workloads needed to deliver the national curriculum; provision of inservice training; and use of nonteaching assistants. The study confirms previous findings of long hours spent on work, associated primarily with teachers' personal sense of conscientiousness. Lack of time combined with large class size are seen as the main obstacles to delivering the national curriculum. The study concludes that teachers have been statutorily required to implement a broadly based curriculum whose specification has been based on mistakenly ambitious assumptions about the time available for teaching it. Possible solutions to the problem of curriculum manageability are presented. Appendices provide a copy of the questionnaire and statistical data from the study. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Warwick Univ., Coventry (England). Policy Analysis Unit.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)