The world of school as seen by teachers 2002

The survey conducted by Eurispes in collaboration with Cirmes on a sample of 1,000 teachers, representative of the teaching staff of Italian schools of all levels, is a survey of the fabric on which the Moratti reform is grafted and a check on the validity of a change of course. Teachers consider the training content of state schools to be better than that of public schools, although they are concerned about the potential of state schools.

According to most teachers, the level of social prestige attributed to the teaching profession is medium-low, or even, for about a quarter of the sample, low, as shown by the economic treatment judged in the compact category to be inadequate. Generally speaking, Italian teachers seem to be able to count on a stable scholastic institution, aware of its decisive role in enhancing individual resources. It is not by chance that the majority of teachers attribute to the state school a priority role concerning the other educational agencies: at least on a theoretical level, the school continues to maintain a central position for the transmission of values, culture, for the formation of citizens, for socialisation. On the other hand, the educational institution is inadequate in preparing students for the work market.


The role of the teacher: between individual aptitudes and training needs
The relationship between teachers and students
Colleagues and managers
The institutional function of the school
School management and bureaucratic procedures
Quality of life at school
The reform of the school system: the reorganisation of cycles over the last five years


An innovative school survey reveals the teachers’ point of view

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