ERIC Number: EJ718090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
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Teacher To Teacher: Teachers Want What Students Need
McElroy, Edward J.
Teaching Pre K-8, v35 n7 p6 Apr 2005
A recent report from the Southeast Center for Teaching Quality (SECTQ) lends truth to the assumption that teacher working conditions directly affect student achievement. The SECTQ report, "Teacher Working Conditions are Student Learning Conditions," surveyed 32,000 teachers in North Carolina on their perceptions of numerous factors affecting the school environment. Their responses indicated that the most important factors affecting school success were (in this order): having time both for students and for professional growth, teacher involvement in important school decisions, adequate facilities and resources, supportive and effective school leadership and high quality, ongoing professional development. The results showed that not only did better working conditions correlate to higher student achievement, but also to improved teacher retention.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina