University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0734
Survey Title 2nd Basic Survey on Curriculum Guidance, 1998
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
(Former Name:Benesse Corporation)
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Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary This survey was conducted on elementary school teachers in Japan to investigate the actual state of curriculum guidance in schools.

The characteristics of this survey are as shown below.

(1) Shows changes over time
The survey has been planned for the purpose of longitudinal investigation, and the survey items have been considered so that they can be used with every survey.

(2) Allows comparison of the actual state of curriculum guidance in elementary and junior high schools

As this survey has survey items that are deliberately in common with the junior-high school version of the survey in 1997 (SSJDA survey number 0733), the actual state of curriculum guidance in elementary and junior high schools can be compared.

(3) Allows broad appreciation of the actual state of curriculum guidance
The survey looks beyond the facts about curriculum guidance in schools and incorporates other survey items with a range of contents, such as teaching methods for study at home and recent changes in children, teachers’ own time use/views of education, and so on to grasp the actual state of curriculum guidance in a broad sense.

(4) Carefully considers the selection of a survey sample
The survey has been conducted by selecting the sampled areas from six districts throughout Japan and then dividing them into three areas: prefectural capitals/other city areas/rural areas.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Public elementary school teachers (excluding school principals, assistant principals, assistant teachers, teachers of special support schools, nursing teachers, part-time teachers)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of questionnaires distributed: 5,100 people (Iwate: 850, Niigata: 850, Tokyo: 850, Okayama: 850, Fukuoka: 850, Kumamoto: 850)

Number of valid Responses: 1,161 people (Iwate: 191, Niigata: 203, Tokyo: 184, Okayama: 226, Fukuoka: 181, Kumamoto: 174)

Response Rate: 22.8%

*The data provided consist of only the data for teachers with a homeroom class (N=1,033).
Date of Collection 1998-10 ~ 1998-11
Time Period 1998 ~ 1998
Spatial Unit iwa
Six districts in Japan

The prefectural capitals, other city areas, and rural areas of Iwate, Niigata, Tokyo, Okayama, Fukuoka, and Kumamoto prefectures
Sampling Procedure Probability: Systematic random
Systematic sampling (random) from the educational staff lists of the six districts above
Mode of Data Collection Voluntary mail survey
Investigator Benesse Corporation
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0734
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Life as a teacher
- Time when respondent leaves work, time spent reading newspapers/books, time spent watching television/listening to music, time spent doing school work at home

(2) School events
- Number of school events

(3) Moving lessons forward
- Ways of using class time, teaching methods

(4) Curriculum guidance
- Frequency/amount/contents of assigned homework, guidance on study time at home, guides for lesson pacing

(5) Changes in children
- Changes in children from a teacher’s perspective

(6) Views of education/outlook for the future
- What respondent considers important in classes and student guidance
- Outlook for the future in life as a teacher

(7) Attributes
- Gender, age, years of teaching experience, subjects that respondent is making an effort to research, whether respondent has a homeroom class, school year for which respondent is a homeroom teacher/deputy homeroom teacher, school size, school location

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/01/23
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Working conditions
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2013-01-23
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.
The following data are not publicly available.
- Q1 E
- Q2 A, B, C, E
- Q3 C1)–4), D
- Q4 ASQ2
- Q5 A–M
- Q7 A, B, C1)–11), D1)–7)
- Q11 F, G, H