National Survey of Private Schools, 1985-1986: Teacher Questionnaire (ICPSR 2395)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics
For this survey, a nationally representative sample of 6,299 private school teachers was drawn from a list of teachers employed in the fall of 1985 in a sample of 1,700 private schools in 75 areas of the country (see also NATIONAL SURVEY OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS, 1985-1986 [ICPSR 2396]). Data were collected from teachers by mail and telephone on topics such as salary, opinions, years of experience, educational background, and class load. Variables covering educational background include highest academic degree earned, which subject(s) their degrees were in, and further training courses taken, whether for credit, in-service training, or other training. Information on class load includes grade and subject matter taught, number of students enrolled, and whether their classrooms had teacher aides.
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U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. NATIONAL SURVEY OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS, 1985-1986: TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02395.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02395.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: classroom environment, continuing education, educational background, educators, elementary education, private schools, religious affiliation, religious schools, school enrollments, school personnel, secondary education, students, teacher attitudes, teacher qualifications, teachers, teaching (occupation), tuition and fees
Geographic Coverage: United States
Universe: A sample of teachers in 1,700 private schools drawn from a list of schools in existence in 1983 in 75 primary sampling units (PSUs).
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
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mail surveys and telephone interviews
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Original ICPSR Release: 2000-10-18
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