Hamilton Teachers College. involved in extending the qualifications courses it offers. conducted a survey to find out what qualifications teachers actually aspired to. which subjects they wanted to learn. and whether they preferred to do it in the classroom or by correspondence. A written questionnaire was sent to all 1440 primary teachers in seven sample areas of the Hamilton Education Board. and 1183 completed forms were r.eturned (82%). This high response rate indicates a representative picture was obtained of teachers' perceptions at the time of sampling. June/July 1983.