ERIC Number: ED542542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1939
Reference Count: 0
Project in Research in Universities: Economic Status of Rural Teachers. Bulletin, 1937, No. 13
Gaumnitz, Walter H.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This bulletin is one of a series reporting the findings of investigations undertaken during 1936-37 under the Project in Research in Universities of the Office of Education. The project was financed under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, and conducted in accordance with administrative regulations of the Works Progress Administration. Study findings in addition to those reported in this series will be made available in other Office of Education or institutional publications. This bulletin presents the results of a study of the economic status of rural teachers. The incomes of these teachers have recently been lower than in many years. Rising living standards, increased demands for higher educational qualifications, growing needs for genuine and stable leadership in the rural schools, all point to the necessity of giving more attention to the problem of making this field of teaching attractive economically. The study, therefore, concerns itself with the whole question of the income of rural teachers, with the ways in which these teachers use their incomes, and with their assets and debts. Data are presented also to show the relationship of such factors as types of school taught, age of teachers, years in the profession, extent of education, number and types of dependents, etc., upon income and expenditures of teachers. In short, the whole purpose of this study was to bring together some basic statistics which would be helpful to those interested in the improvement of the status of the rural teacher. The questionnaire used in this study is appended. (Contains 17 tables and 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Living Standards, Teacher Characteristics, Income, Rural Schools, Economic Status, Instructional Leadership, Debt (Financial), Correlation, Educational Background, Teaching Experience, Expenditures, Statistical Data
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)