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ERIC Number: ED017001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF SCHOOLS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO TEACHERS' PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL, AND EDUCATIONAL ROLE ORIENTATION.
FLIZAK, CHRISTOPHER W.
THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND RELATED DYNAMICS OF THE SCHOOL AND THEIR EFFECT UPON THE TEACHER'S THINKING, ATTITUDES, AND BEHAVIOR ARE STUDIED. THESE THEORETICAL ORGANIZATION MODELS ARE DISCUSSED--(1) THE AUTHORITARIAN, (2) THE RATIONALISTIC, AND (3) THE HUMANISTIC. MIXED MODEL TYPES STUDIED WERE--THE AUTHORITARIAN-RATIONALISTIC (AR) AND THE RATIONALISTIC-HUMANISTIC (RH). CHOSEN BY TWO SETS OF THREE INDEPENDENT JUDGES FOR ONE STUDY WERE 33 SCHOOLS, 15 AR AND 18 RH TYPES. FROM THESE SCHOOLS, 726 ELEMENTARY TEACHERS RESPONDED TO THE EVALUATION MODALITY TEST (EMT), THE MINNESOTA TEACHER ATTITUDE INVENTORY (MTAI), AND THE TEACHER PRACTICE QUESTIONNAIRE (TPW). A TOTAL OF 10 DEPENDENT VARIABLES FROM THE THREE TESTS WERE EXAMINED FOR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TEACHERS FROM THE TWO TYPES OF SCHOOLS. ALL 10 DEPENDENT VARIABLES SUPPORTED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND RELATED DYNAMICS OF A SCHOOL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP TO CERTAIN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ITS TEACHERS. AR SCHOOL TEACHERS SHOWED HIGHER MEAN SCORES FOR MORALIST AND REALIST ETHICAL VALUATION MODES, TOTAL INTENSITY OF ETHICAL VALUATION (EMT), AND ADVICE-GIVER, DISCIPLINARIAN, REFERRER, AND MOTIVATOR TEACHER-ROLE ORIENTATION OF THE TPQ. RH SCHOOL TEACHERS ATTAINED HIGHER MEANS SCORES FOR THE INDIVIDUALIST MODE OF ETHICAL VALUATION (EMT), THE MTAI, AND THE COUNSELOR-TEACHER ROLE ORIENTATION OF THE TPQ. IMPLICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY ARE DISCUSSED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: EVALUATION MODALITY TEST; MINNESOTA TEACHER ATTITUDE INVENTORY; Teacher Practices Questionnaire (Sorenson et al)