ERIC Number: ED358555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-13
Reference Count: N/A
Middle School Certification: A Comparison of Teachers' and Principals' Attitudes.
Thistle, Maureen; O'Connor, James E.
Findings of a study that examined the attitudes of middle level teachers and principals toward middle-school certification are presented in this paper. Questionnaires were sent to 82 teachers and principals of all 46 public schools serving sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students in Kern County, California. Twenty-four principals and 48 teachers responded. The data suggest that although middle-grade teachers and principals generally agreed on how a middle-school certificate should be granted and what classes should be required, they agreed less on who should be required to obtain a special middle-school certificate. Whether or not a respondent favored middle-school certification appeared to be directly related to the respondent's educational position. For example, principals tended to favor teacher certification and teachers favored certification for principals. The findings may illustrate a reason why midlevel teachers and principals have been slow to recognize the need for middle-school certification. Six tables and a copy of the questionnaire are included. (Contains 22 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California