ERIC Number: ED433336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers on Teaching. Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey.
Alt, Martha Naomi; Kwon, Jin; Henke, Robin R.
This booklet provides snapshots of teachers' work lives, using information obtained from previous Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS). The SASS is a set of integrated questionnaires that collect information nationwide about schools and the staff who work in them. A wide variety of schools complete the surveys. The SASS Teacher Questionnaire asks teachers about many topics, including their workloads; their experience, education, and professional development; their influence over school policies; and their perceptions of school climate. This booklet's sections examine the following: teachers' working hours; time spent teaching core subjects; teachers' control and influence in the classroom; teachers' control and influence in the school; professional development; teacher satisfaction in the public schools; teacher satisfaction in private schools; and average class size. (SM)
Descriptors: Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Satisfaction, National Surveys, Private Schools, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Load, Working Hours
National Center for Education Statistics, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20208-5651; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/survey/sass.html
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)