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An examination of teachers' time on tasks


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Abstract (summary)

America's schools are in need of qualified, exemplary teachers. Half of all new teachers leave the field in the first five years (Ingersoll & Smith, 2003). Teachers are overwhelmed by the demand of required tasks on teachers' time. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in average scores of various teacher-related tasks and duties by three independent variables: the type of teacher (elementary, middle, and high school), gender, and years of experience. A 31-item questionnaire survey elicited participants' responses with regard to the dependent variable (i.e., teaching, preparations and grading, professional development, administration, and other tasks teachers perform to complete the job of teaching). There were two pertinent findings: (1) middle school teachers spent more time on other teaching tasks and (2) teachers with more than 21 years of experience had greater administration tasks than teachers with less than three years of teaching experience.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Teacher education;
School administration
Classification
0530: Teacher education
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Education; Attrition; Planning time; Time on task; Workplace
Title
An examination of teachers' time on tasks
Author
Thomas, Brenda J.
Number of pages
98
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 66/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496964987, 0496964984
Advisor
Barron, Jamie D.
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3162724
ProQuest document ID
305351621
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305351621
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