Teacher Judgement and Education Chances

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Gresser-Spitzmüller, Ruth (Arbeitsgruppe für empirische Bildungsforschung, Heidelberg)
  • Institut für Demoskopie, Allensbach
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Demoskopie, Allensbach (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
teacher; assessment; pupil; secondary school; educational opportunity
  • Abstract

    The influence of the teacher in the fourth elementary school grade on the chances of schoolchildren to transfer to one of the three secondary schools: high school, secondary school and junior high school. Topics: 1. Attitudes to talent distribution and talent inheritance; assessment of equality of distribution of talents in all social classes and discrimination against underclass children; inheritability of character traits; tasks and educational goals of the school; possibilities of the school to develop talents; importance of school education for girls; semantic differential of the ´talented schoolchild´; criteria for judgement on the readiness of a schoolchild for secondary school and difficulties in evaluating the school development of a ten-year-old child; image of the types of school (semantic differentials); importance of school subjects; attitude to financial support for education; criteria for the selection of secondary school or high school; demands on teacher training and teaching activity. 2. Regarding the schoolchild being investigated: judgement on work attitude and achievement status of the schoolchild; semantic differential of his characteristics; popularity with teacher; contact of teacher with parents; teacher recommendation for transfer and assumed wish of parents; school grades in arithmetic, spelling and German. 3. Social statistical data about teacher, class and school: number of children; number of service years; social origins of teacher; number of schoolchildren and proportion of girls, Catholics and transfers to high school and secondary school; general judgement on the class. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; social origins. Interviewer rating: qualitative judgement on length of interview; number of contact attempts. Also encoded were: aggregate data about the school; figures on graduates going to secondary school and high school; religious affiliation of the schoolchildren.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-06 / 1968-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
Sampled Universe
Teachers of the schoolchildren who in autumn 1967 completed transfer from the 4th grade of elementary school to the 5th grade of high school, secondary school or junior high school (see ZA Study No. 0893).
Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1426
    Number of Variables: 218
The survey of the parents of the schoolchildren mentioned here is available under ZA Study No. 0893. See the panel survey data under ZA Study No. 1151.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0894 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Gresser-Spitzmüller, Ruth: Lehrerurteil und Bildungschancen: Eine Untersuchung über den Einfluß des Grundschullehrers auf die Wahl weiterführender Schulen. Weinheim: Beltz 1973. (Schriftenreihe der Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Band 9).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 100 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22