The aim of this study is to examine the roles of Band 2, 3 and 4 primary teachers in the young and somewhat unique A.C.T. Schools Authority. Their perceived duties in early 1974, the infancy of that body, are compared with those they owned in late 1978, and the latter are weighed against those they believe they should have. Fifty-nine people from Band 2, 3 and 4 levels were interviewed in order to design a questionnaire and this was completed by one hundred and seventy-eight teachers representing Bands 1 to 4. Throughout this report, responses are categorised by sex, band level and school-type in order that the re-action of particular groups to various questions may be gauged. The study first looks at the popularity and desired nature of the hierarchical teaching service and then inspects peer assessment for promotional eligibility, a role in which all band levels may at some time be required to participate. The next area for attention is the placement of teachers in schools. Finally, questions are asked as to specific duties for particular band levels. The ultimate aim is that teachers throughout the A.C.T. might benefit from a sharing of the accumulated views expressed.
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