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ERIC Number: ED018208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 51
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Reference Count: 0
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CREATING A CLIMATE FOR INNOVATION, REPORT OF A CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, SUPERVISORS, PERSONNEL, AND TEACHERS (LEE COLLEGE, BAYTOWN, TEXAS, OCTOBER 30-31, 1967).
PATE, THOMAS, JR.; TETER, RALPH O.
THIS REPORT INCLUDES THE FIVE PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE. (1) B. LAMAR JOHNSON GAVE EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENTS (GAMING, WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS, ELECTRONIC AIDS, SENSORIA, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, AND AUDIO-TUTORIAL METHODS) AND OF WAYS TO ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY (STAFF VISITS, PROVISION OF SPECIAL FACILITIES, USE OF GRANTS AND BUDGETED FUNDS, AND APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL STAFF MEMBERS). HE ALSO STRESSES THE NEED FOR EVALUATION OF ALL PROGRAMS IN TERMS OF THEIR STATED OBJECTIVES. (2) BERLIE FALLON DISCUSSED FACTORS IN ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, SUCH AS BUILDINGS EQUIPPED FOR CHANGE, FREE TIME FOR TEACHERS TO EXPERIMENT, DEFINITION OF SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL GOALS, INTERCHANGE WITH OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEMS, AND ENLISTMENT OF COMMUNITY APPROVAL. (3) F.G. BOUWASMA POINTED OUT THE HAZARDS OF TOO MUCH RELIANCE ON COMPLEX MACHINES AND OVER-ESTIMATION OF THEIR CAPABILITIES. HE DESCRIBES THE FOUR COMPONENTS--PROFESSOR, CONTENT, STUDENT, AND MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION--THAT MUST BE SYNTHESIZED INTO THE LEARNING PROCESS. (4) C.W. MANSFIELD DISCUSSED THE CONCEPT OF INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION, THE NEED TO MAKE BETTER USE OF PRESENT RESOURCES, AND THE FACT THAT PROGRESS CANNOT BE EQUAL ON ALL FRONTS. (5) BLAIR ROWLAND GAVE THREE EXAMPLES OF STRUCTURES (THE MATZKE AND HOLBROOK SCHOOLS AND THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BUILDING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON), WHOSE ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATIONS RESULT FROM MEANINGFUL INNOVATIONS IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAM. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Gulf Schools Supplementary Education Center, Pearland, TX.; Lee Coll., Baytown, TX.
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