ERIC Number: ED411216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Status of the American Public School Teacher, 1995-96.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.
This report profiles the status of U.S. public school teachers for the school year 1995-96. The survey was sent to 2,164 of the nation's approximately 2,586,000 public school teachers and usable replies totaled 1,828. The data include professional and personal characteristics of teachers, the current status of their teaching conditions, their attitudes toward the profession, and their community and civic activities. Comparative data are provided from 1961-1996, thus showing trends in the composition of the teaching profession, the characteristics of teaching service, and the position of teachers in society over a 35-year span. Topical analyses are provided on: professional preparation, teaching experience, staffing patterns, pupil load, work load, instructional resources, professional development, teachers' attitudes toward the profession, economic status, teachers' personal life, community and civic life, and school reform. Data are presented in 76 tables and 16 figures. A sample questionnaire and tabulation of question responses are appended. (JLS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.