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ERIC Number: ED002446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Feb-7
Pages: 23
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EDUCATIONAL CHANGE PROCESS IN A FIELD PROJECT, INTERIM REPORT.
Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.
THE PROJECT DESCRIBED WAS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE INTERRELATION OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE AND SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL. LOCATION OF THE PROJECT WAS CHOSEN BY A DETERMINATION OF SIZE, POPULATION, ORGANIZATION, AND COST. A TOWN OF 36,000 INHABITANTS IN MIDDLE SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS WAS CHOSEN. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAD A HIGH BUDGET AND WAS INDEPENDENT OF GOVERNMENT. KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURE AND OPERATION OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WAS DEVELOPED TO PERMIT SMOOTH FUNCTIONING. THE ULTIMATE GOAL WAS AN IMPROVED SCHOOL IN TERMS OF MENTAL HEALTH. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN GROUP PARTICIPATION WERE LEARNING AS RELATED TO CHILD INTEREST, RESPONSIVENESS, AND ATTITUDE TOWARD MARKS. THE RESPONSES WERE SOMEWHAT QUESTIONING AND PROBING, AND THE TEACHERS PARTIALLY ENACTED THE PROPOSALS. A SECTION OF THE REPORT WAS DEVOTED TO ANALYSIS, INCLUDING BASIC GOALS. MAJOR AREAS EVALUATED WERE ORIENTATION TO CHILDREN, TEACHING FUNCTION AND METHODS, AUTHORITY ROLE, AND ORIENTATION TO PROFESSION. TERMINATION OF THE FIELD ACTION HAD THREE MAJOR GOALS--A REASSESSMENT OF THE STYLE OF WORK WITH TEACHERS, PURSUIT OF COMPLEX QUESTIONS UNANSWERED IN THE FIRST PHASES, AND A COMPLETION OF THE ANALYSIS OF ALL CHANGES WHICH HAD TAKEN PLACE. ALL ANSWERS OFFERED ARE TENTATIVE AND ARE BUT BASIC EXPLORATIONS INTO WHAT MAKES AND BLOCKS CHANGE PROCESS IN A MENTAL HEALTH-ORIENTED PROGRAM WITH AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING. THE IMMEDIATE PUPROSE WAS TO FACILITATE SMOOTHER RUNNING OF SIMILAR FUTURE PROJECTS.
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Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)