University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0740
Survey Title 3rd Basic Survey on Curriculum Guidance, 2002
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 to capture the actual state of curriculum guidance in elementary and junior high schools. Benesse Mirai Kyōiku Sentā (“Benesse Future Education Center”) (Benesse Educational Research Institute at the time of the survey) has conducted surveys for the same purpose in 1997 (junior high schools) and 1998 (elementary schools), and this survey was designed to allow comparison between years.

The characteristics of this survey may be summarized as follows.

1. Allows an appreciation of changes over time
2. Allows an appreciation of differences in curriculum guidance between elementary school and junior high school
3. Allows comparison of attitudes between people in managerial positions and general teachers
4. Carefully considers the selection of a survey sample
5. Adds new items to capture attitudes and behaviors in response to changes in the educational environment
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe People in managerial positions in public elementary and junior high schools (→ [School Survey]), teachers (→ [Teacher Survey])
Unit of Observation Individual,Organization
Sample Size [School Survey] 1,245 people in managerial positions in public elementary/junior high schools (Number of questionnaires distributed: 2,489, response rate 50.0%)
[Teacher Survey] 7,007 public elementary and junior high school teachers (Number of questionnaires distributed: 14,934, response rate: 46.9%)

*The data provided for [Survey of teachers] consist of the data only for homeroom teachers in elementary schools (N=3,468) and for teachers teaching one of the five main subjects in junior high schools (N=2,891).
Date of Collection
Time Period
Spatial Unit 14 districts in Japan (Hokkaido, Iwate, Miyagi, Niigata, Ishikawa, Gunma, Tokyo, Yamanashi, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Fukuoka, Kumamoto prefectures)
Sampling Procedure Allocation method accounting for composition by region type (prefectural capital, other city, rural area)
Mode of Data Collection Questionnaire survey distributed and collected through schools
Investigator Benesse Corporation
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 [School Survey]

(1) Organizing lessons
Number of class hours per year, innovations when drawing up timetables

(2) Efforts outside of classes
Efforts conducted on Saturdays, ways of spending time on non-curricular activities (morning reading, morning study, remedial lessons)

(3) State of implementation of guidance according to mastery level
School years that it is implemented, teachers in charge, subjects for which it is implemented, method of organization, form of implementation

(4) School
Size of school, school characteristics

[Teacher Survey]

(1) Lessons
What respondent keeps in mind when teaching, what respondent keeps in mind in using teaching methods, teaching methods that respondent uses

(2) “Period Integrated Study”
Number of hours per year that respondent is in charge of, contents, thoughts on standard number of hours

(3) Homework/study at home
Amount of homework, whether homework is for preparation or review after class, homework contents, what respondent does regarding homework, guidance on study time at home

(4) Determining students’ grades
Regular exams (junior high school teachers only)

(5) Frequency of school events

(6) Recent changes in students

(7) State of work
Time when respondent leaves work, time spent on school work at home

(8) Attributes
Gender, age, years of teaching experience, subjects that respondent teaches, whether respondent is a homeroom teacher, whether respondent coaches an extracurricular activity

*Only the items included in the data set are listed.
*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release
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Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 2013/11/13 :
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.

*The following data are not publicly available.
[School Survey]
Elementary schools: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4B, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9B, Q9D, Q9E, Q9G, Q14, Q17
Junior high schools: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4B, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9B, Q9D, Q9G, Q10, Q12C, Q14, Q18

[Teacher Survey]
Elementary schools: Q1B, Q1D, Q3A-SQ2, Q4, Q5D, Q6A–E, Q6F(2), Q6H, Q10, Q12F, Q13
Junior high schools: Q1B, Q1D, Q3A-SQ2, Q3A-SQ3, Q4, Q5B, Q5D, Q6A–E, Q6G(2), Q6H, Q10, Q12F, Q13