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ERIC Number: EJ774159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Analysis of Teachers' Concerns in Selected Alabama Public Schools
Findlay, Hyacinth E.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v32 n2 p152-159 Jun 2005
Teachers are held accountable for their students' success, yet they generally do not control the curricular decision-making process that affects students' performance. This study sought to ascertain K-12 public school teachers' concerns about five factors that impact curriculum, supervision and instruction: Administration; Collaboration; Work Conditions; Classroom Management, and Commitment to Teaching. A random sample of 250 teachers representing 11 school systems and 22 schools was selected to participate in the study. A two-part questionnaire was designed, pilot tested and used to collect data. The results reflected significant differences in three factors--trust in administration, collaboration, and commitment to teaching. The investigator concluded that finding solutions to educational problems must begin with dialogue with teachers. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama