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April 1999, Vol. 122, No. 4
New estimates of working time for elementary school teachers
Robert Drago, T. Lynn Riggs, Russell Kashian and Darnell Cloud
Are associated with the Unversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Robert Caplan, David Costanza, Tanya Brubaker and Naomi Harris
Are associated with the George Washington Unversity.
Data from a time diary survey suggest that the average elementary school teacher works almost 2 hours more than the time required by contract, however, findings show that the choice of measurement substantially affects time estimates. This article sheds light on the working time of teachers by comparing six estimates of working time, mainly focusing on work for the employer, but also considering work performed for the household because such tasks also require time and effort.
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