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Table 6. Number and percentage of regular full-time private school teachers and average number of hours per week that regular full-time teachers spent on selected activities during a typical full week, by affiliation: 2007–08

Average hours per week
Affiliation Number of full-time teachers1   Percentage of teachers that are full time1   Required to work to receive base pay during a typical full week   Spent delivering instruction to a class of students2   Total hours spent on all teaching and other school-related activities during a typical full week  
All private schools  386,800   79.0   38.8   30.1   52.1  
                     
Catholic- Parochial  49,100   82.0   38.2   31.2   52.6  
Catholic- Diocesan  53,900   81.5   38.1   30.6   52.9  
Catholic- Private  29,300   85.0   37.8   28.2   53.4  
Baptist  23,800   79.8   39.2   31.1   51.8  
Jewish  15,900   57.8   37.3   28.0   46.8  
                     
Lutheran  12,100   77.7   39.9   32.5   55.1  
Seventh-Day Adventist  4,600   83.3   39.2   31.2   53.7  
Other Religious  96,200   78.5   39.3   30.4   51.6  
Nonsectarian- Regular  65,700   78.0   39.6   28.9   53.2  
Nonsectarian- Special Emphasis  19,500   76.0   38.4   30.2   48.4  
Nonsectarian- Special Education  16,700   91.8   38.7   30.7   51.3  
1 A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialist or librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or a part-time teacher.
2 Hours spent delivering instruction to a class of students is included in the total hours per week paid by regular base pay.
NOTE: Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2007–08.