ERIC Number: ED358082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The American Teacher, 1993. Teachers Respond to President Clinton's Education Proposals. The Metropolitan Life Survey.
Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This survey, based on interviews with a national sample of 1,000 public school teachers, focuses on American teachers' reaction to President Clinton's education proposals put forward during his campaign for the presidency. In order not to bias responses to the survey, no reference was made to President Clinton before or during the interview. Teachers were asked whether government can play a significant role in improving education, what the federal government's priorities should be, and what level(s) of government should have authority in the education decision making process. Results suggest: widespread support among teachers for most of the President's proposals; about two-thirds of America's public school teachers believe the federal government can play an important role in improving the country's educational system; a high level of willingness to engage in further reform of public education in the areas of governance, accountability, teacher training, school-based social services, and links between education and employment; and concerns about the preparedness of students and strengthening parents' roles in their children's education. Eighteen tables are included. A detailed account of the survey methodology and the survey questionnaire showing marginal frequencies for all questions are appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Government Role, Government School Relationship, National Surveys, Parent School Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Politics of Education, Public Policy, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Influence, Teacher Participation
MetLife, The American Teacher Survey, P.O. Box 807, Madison Square Station, New York, NY 10159-0807.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.