The teacher’s salary, social recognition and the contract situation are very critical elements; but on the other hand, the teacher feels valued in his work, a profession that leads to a higher general satisfaction with the profession. These are the main results of the research institute IPSOSthat for CISL School conducted a survey Understand the school today, the opinions of teachers, schoolchildren and parents.
Nando Pagnoncelli, who presented the results of the research, summed up a particularly positive aspect of the survey: “The teacher does not sit on his own knowledge, but is continuously trained and increases his skills during the course of his profession. In short, what emerges is the image of a very active teacher. 9 out of 10 teachers recognize themselves in the sentence It’s very important for me to update myself on my skills; and more than 8 out of 10 completely agree with the sentence I enjoy continuing to train and update my skills“.
The critique of trade
One of the most striking data that emerges from the survey is the perception of Bureaucracy: 80% of teachers call it a high weight compared to the other critical topics of the profession. Bureaucracy prevails over all other critical elements.
“But what is bureaucracy? We need to clarify what bureaucracy really is,” explains Paolo Mazzoli, former director of Invalsi. have got. For example: answering a school WhatsApp chat is not bureaucracy, there we have to learn how to manage the media; but then the register is bureaucracy? But who can do without it? Is evaluation bureaucracy? For many, yes, even people who love the school say so, but in order to run an organized school, some tracking systems have to be implemented “, concludes the former director Invalsi.
Other significant elements of the survey: There is a distance between the experience of school life and the perceived: its school is in better conditions than the school system as a whole. A sort of strabismusalways defines it Nando Pagnoncelli. A double evaluation also comes from parents who have a very positive view of the school and the teachers of their children, but not of the system.
As a result of the school experience with the coronavirus, the pandemic revealed all the resilience that characterizes the category: a difficult period, unfair and with certainly severe consequences, but also an opportunity for growth that looks to the future, according to school staff. .
The school managers that are set up feel the great responsibility towards the teachers, families and students; and they say they feel frustrated that they can not respond adequately to staffing needs.
The satisfaction of your work
Another question is: How satisfied is the teacher with his work? And how bad is the manager? The survey shows that teachers are more than schoolchildren. Areas of dissatisfaction concern remuneration; social recognition, contractual situation, professional / private life balance.
Among teachers over 45, dissatisfaction is higher than among young people.
The Cisl Scuola press release
Here is an excerpt from the CISL press release:
Although they do not feel as recognized as they should be in terms of remuneration and society, the overwhelming majority (80%) of teachers are satisfied with their choice of profession. Percentage that falls quite sharply for schoolchildren (60%), probably due to the increased inconvenience caused by the pandemic emergency, which has seen a significant increase in the burden of organizational and administrative responsibility.
As far as teachers are concerned, the figure reflects many clichés that they would particularly like to disappoint and dissatisfied with: but perhaps even more unexpected is that which concerns the parents of the pupils, including the percentage of those involved with the school. satisfied their child reached the 86%. A figure – the research report shows – that looks even more positive when compared to the estimate of families vis-à-vis the school system as a whole, which stands at 70%.
A difference that is “explained by the distance between what is experienced in the first person – more positive, more reliable and satisfying – and what is perceived in the collective imagination in a mediated and socially constructed way”.