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Two Thousand Teachers View Their Profession

Clinton I. Chase
The Journal of Educational Research
Vol. 79, No. 1 (Sep. - Oct., 1985), pp. 12-18
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27540161
Page Count: 7
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Two Thousand Teachers View Their Profession
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Abstract

Popular press articles suggest that many schools are unrewarding and threatening environments. If this is so, teachers must find them unpleasant places in which to work. This study surveyed 2,223 teachers across 29 states to assess their attitudes on a number of aspects of their schools. The NSSE Teacher Opinion Survey was used. The results showed that overall teachers were pleased with their circumstances. They gave highest ratings to items classified as overall job satisfaction, next highest to student discipline, then curriculum and instruction. Lowest ratings went to school-community relations, but even this was above the scale midpoint. Generally, teachers were more positive than negative about their teaching situation.

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