ERIC Number: ED033453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Organizational Development on Classroom Climate.
Bigelow, Ronald Clyde
An Organizational Development (OD) program, used to aid organizations in accomplishing their tasks, was designed to include several schools and the total administrative hierarchy of a school district. In the OD project described in this report, a control group of those not involved in the program and an experimental group of those participating in the OD program were selected at random from the teachers of academic core subjects (mathematics, science, English, and social studies) in separate junior high schools in the same school district. There were three women and 11 men in both groups. Two instruments were administered to the control and OD groups before and after the OD project. The study was designed to discover the effect of an OD program on the social-emotional climate of the classroom in a junior high school. The findings indicate that organizational development will change teacher behavior to more student-centered activities. A review of the literature, a bibliography, and appendices of the instruments of the study are included. (MF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Bibliographies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Demography, Interaction, Junior High Schools, Laboratory Training, Literature Reviews, Organizational Climate, Sensitivity Training, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teachers, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.