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ERIC Number: ED027628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Organizational Structure and Teacher Role-Orientation.
Flizak, Christopher W.
Administrator's Notebook, v17 n2 Oct 1968
Members of society participate in such a great variety of organizations that daily life is predominantly organization life. Consequently, an organization and its goals and structure may be significant influences upon its members and their lives. Likewise, the organizational structure of schools may influence teachers' role orientations. Two models of school organization, authoritarian-rationalistic and rationalistic-humanistic, were developed and 33 public elementary schools in southeastern Michigan were independently classified as representing the two models. Seven hundred and twenty-six teachers from the schools were given the Evaluation Modality Test, the Teacher Practice Questionnaire, and the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory. Statistical analysis of the results indicated that (1) the organizational structure of schools is significantly related to certain psychological, sociological, and educational role orientations of teachers; (2) the nature of the teaching experience rather than the fact of teaching experience largely determines teacher characteristics; and (3) the structure of the school in which experience is gained partially determines teacher attitudes and values. (TT)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Organizational Climate, Public Schools, Role Perception, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics
Midwest Administration Center, Univ. of Chicago, 5835 Kimbark Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60637 (single copy, $.25, reduced rates for multiple copies).
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Midwest Administration Center.
Identifiers: Evaluation Modality Test; Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory; Teacher Practices Questionnaire (Sorenson et al)