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Teacher Judgement on the Aptitude of Schoolchildren for Secondary Schools

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Preuß, O. (Pädagogische Hochschule, Osnabrück)
Publication Date
  • Paedagogische Hochschule, Osnabrueck (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
teacher; assessment; pupil; social background
  • Abstract

    Equal opportunities in the selection process for secondary schools. The social origins of schoolchildren as determinants of decision of the teacher. Topics: The survey consists of five parts: 1. For all schoolchildren: application of an intelligence test (achievement test system Horn, LPS). 2. Written survey of teachers: judgement on individual schoolchildren regarding their aptitude for secondary school graduation, first public examination in secondary school or completion of elementary school; character judgement on the schoolchildren by means of a semantic differential; development disturbances of the schoolchildren; contacts of teacher with parents; assumed attitudes of parents to school and secondary schools; religious denomination and sex of schoolchild. 3. Interviewer determination from the files of the school: occupation of father. 4. Oral survey of the teachers: personal social origins and training. 5. Also encoded were: school and city of school; religious denomination of school; class to which the respondent belongs. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-11 / 1966-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Osnabrück (DE-NI-OSN)
    administrative district Osnabrueck
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren and teachers in 148 selected elementary school classes of the school year 1965/66 in the administrative district Osnabrueck from schools in which there were at least two 4th year classes.
Total universe/Complete enumeration; Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Psychological measurements and tests
  • Oral and written survey as well as a psychological test
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4433
Survey unit: students; teachers### The data of the 4433 schoolchildren were added to the corresponding statements of 147 interviewed teachers.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0555 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Preuß, Otmar: Soziale Determinanten im Urteil von Volksschullehrern über die Eignung von Kindern für weiterführende Schulen. Münster, Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Diss., 1968.
  • Preuß, Otmar: Soziale Herkunft und die Ungleichheit der Bildungschancen: Eine Untersuchung über das Eignungsurteil des Grundschullehrers. Weinheim: Beltz 1970.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Preuß, O. (1966): Lehrerurteil über die Eignung von Schülern für weiterführende Schulen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.