Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1988

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Department

Advanced Education Programs

Advisor

Bob L. Chalender

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to obtain the opinions of teachers and administrators regarding the shortage of Saudi male public intermediate and secondary school teachers in Saudi Arabia. Specifically, it focused on the problem of a teacher shortage in Tabuk educational district. The following independent variables were investigated: position, age, number of years of experience, major field, and the highest academic degree. Data were collected by Questionnaire. The sample consisted of 60 subjects, 28 were intermediate and secondary school teachers and 32 were intermediate and secondary school principals and administrators. The researcher developed a questionnaire which contained three parts, Part II was 28 statements of opinion pertaining to the teacher shortage. The 28 statements were divided into four components. The responses to 28 items were employed as the core analysis for the present study. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. The opinions pertaining to reasons for the male teacher shortage were not associated with position, age , and number of years of experience, except for Component II: Teaching Environment. It was found that teachers and administrators who were younger with t to 5 years of experience were more likely to agree that the lack of equipment and instructional aids, the high number of students in the classroom, the high number of hours that teachers were required to be at school, and the inadequate school designs were considered to be a reason for the teacher shortage. It was found that teachers and administrators who were younger with 6 or more years of experience were more likely to disagree that the lack of equipment and instrumental aids, the high number of students in the classroom, the high number of hours that teachers were required to be at school, and the inadequate school designs were considered to because of the teacher shortage. 2. The opinions pertaining to reasons for the male teacher shortage were not associated with position, and the major field age, 3. The opinions pertaining to reasons for the male teacher shortage were not associated with position, number of years of experience, and major field. 4. The opinions pertaining to reasons for the male teacher shortage were not associated with age, number of years of experience, and major field, except for Component IV: Poor Relationships. It was found that teachers and administrators who were younger with 1 to 5 years of experience were more likely to agree that the poor relationships among teachers, administrators, the Ministry of Education, students, and parents were considered to be a reason for the teacher shortage. For Component III: Teaching Conditions, Economic Status, and Difficulty of Having Enough Teac hers, it was found that teachers and administrators who had 1 to 5 years of experience rated the shortage of Saudi male teachers higher than teachers and administrators who had 6 to 10 years of experience. 5. The opinions pertaining to reasons for the male teacher shortage were not associated with the highest academic degree. The researcher tested five null hypotheses. A total of 116 comparisons were made. Three comparisons were found to be statistically significant at the .05 level. The null hypothesis pertaining to the interaction between age and the number of years of experience for Component II was rejected. The null hypothesis pertaining to the number of years of experience for Component III was rejected. The null hypothesis pertaining to the interaction between age and the number of years of experience for Component IV was rejected.

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Copyright 1988 Ahmed Mohammed Ibraheem Al-Ghabban

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