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ERIC Number: ED019745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SELECTED ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF INNOVATIVE AND NON-INNOVATIVE SCHOOL SYSTEMS.
BICKERT, RODERICK
THIS STUDY WAS CONCERNED WITH DETERMINING WHETHER CERTAIN SELECTED VALUES AND CHARACTERISTICS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT FOR INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS AS OPPOSED TO NON-INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS. VALUES AND CHARACTERISTICS WERE EXAMINED IN RELATION TO THREE CATEGORIES--INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS, FACULTY-ADMINISTRATION-BOARD RELATIONS, AND MOTIVATIONAL ASPECTS. A LIST OF INNOVATIVE AND NON-INNOVATIVE SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN IOWA, DEVELOPED BY A PANEL OF JUDGES FROM THE IOWA STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, WAS SCREENED AND MATCHED ACCORDING TO THE TOTAL POPULATIONS OF THE COMMUNITIES SERVED. MAIL QUESTIONNAIRE DATA FROM A RANDOM SAMPLE OF STAFF MEMBERS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS IN 20 SCHOOLS REVEALED THAT (1) IN ALL THREE CATEGORIES, GROUPS REPRESENTING INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS RESPONDED IN A SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT MANNER THAN DID GROUPS REPRESENTING NON-INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS, (2) RESPONSES FROM CLASSROOM TEACHERS YIELDED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE SCORES BETWEEN THOSE REPRESENTING INNOVATIVE AND THOSE REPRESENTING NON-INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS, (3) SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS PROVIDED THE LEAST SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE SCORES BETWEEN THOSE REPRESENTING INNOVATIVE AND THOSE REPRESENTING NON-INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS, AND (4) ITEMS WHICH APPEARED TO PROVIDE THE GREATEST DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GROUPS REPRESENTING INNOVATIVE AND NON-INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS WERE LEADERSHIP FOR IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION, QUALITY OF INSTRUCTION, SCOPE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, FACULTY-BOARD ROLES IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, BOARD-ADMINISTRATION ROLES IN POLICY MAKING, COMMUNICATION ADEQUACY, OVERALL INTELLECTUAL CLIMATE AND STIMULATION, STIMULUS TO EXPERIMENTATION AND INNOVATION BY INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY ADVANCEMENT. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARS IN THE "RESEARCH DIGEST" OF THE IOWA CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, NUMBER 36, FEBRUARY 1968. (HM)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Iowa Center for Research in School Administration.
Identifiers: Iowa (Iowa City)