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ERIC Number: ED502437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 117
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8477-5110-2
ISSN: N/A
Secondary School Curriculum and Staffing Survey, 2007. Research Report DCSF-RR0026
Charles, Maria; Marsh, Alison; Milne, Anne; Morris, Ceril; Scott, Emma; Shamsan, Yarim
National Foundation for Educational Research
The Secondary School Curriculum and Staffing Survey (SSCSS) has been carried out every four to six years since 1965. The 2007 survey was carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The aim of this survey was to create a picture of the secondary school teaching workforce in terms of teacher qualifications and the curriculum subjects they taught. Data were collected on teacher age, gender, role in school, full and part time status, qualifications, subjects taught and numbers of periods taught by subject. Findings are based on the analysis of full and part time teachers, apart from where comparisons have been made with the 2002 survey results where analysis of full time teachers only has been quoted. All differences between the 2007 and the 2002 results quoted were statistically significant. The results of the 2007 survey showed an overall increase in the proportions of teachers with degrees in the subjects they taught by ten percentage points compared to the 2002 survey. The proportions of teachers with degrees in subjects relevant to the subjects they were teaching were higher amongst younger teachers coming into the profession than older teachers. If this trend were to continue then the levels of post A-level qualifications in relevant subjects may rise over the coming years. In terms of the new Diplomas, the 2007 survey gave a positive indication that many schools had some teachers with post A-level qualifications relevant to aspects of the new lines of learning, that may help to equip schools to deliver some aspects of the Diplomas starting in 2008. (Contains 14 footnotes and 34 tables.) [This report was published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)