NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED519278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers
MetLife, Inc.
"The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers" was conducted by Harris Interactive and is the twenty-seventh in a series sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984 to give voice to those closest to the classroom. This MetLife Survey examines the priority that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and careers, what being college- and career-ready entails, and the implications of this goal for teaching. It includes the views of public middle and high school teachers, students and parents, and business executives from Fortune 1000 companies. In addition, education thought leaders and teacher leaders participated in a related online strategy session. The findings were originally released during March 2011 in two parts, both of which are incorporated into this document: (1) "Clearing the Path" examines the importance of being college- and career-ready, what this level of preparation includes, and what it may take to get there; and (2) "Teaching Diverse" Learners looks at differences in student needs, how teachers address them and how well students feel their needs are being met. This research combined both quantitative and qualitative methods to gain a clear picture of attitudes and perceptions among key stakeholder groups in the realm of college and career readiness. Appendices include: (1) Methodology; and (2) Questionnaires. Individual parts contain endnotes and sources. (Contains 25 figures.)
MetLife, Inc. 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166. Tel: 212-578-2419; Fax: 212-578-0617; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company