ERIC Number: ED040501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Strategies for Change.
Haller, Emil J.
The need for educational change is widely recognized, but the methods for implementing such changes are not yet known. In the second phase of a study of the development of citizenship attitudes in children, forty-seven elementary teachers were interviewed to determine attitudes toward educational changes, sources of new ideas, and satisfactions derived from teaching. The results of these interviews indicate that teachers do not resist instructional innovation. Most of their useful ideas come from formal training and through interactions with other teachers and with pupils, their greatest satisfactions being derived from the interactions with pupils. Three strategies to implement change in the educational structure are: (1) modification of the school's structure and organization to facilitate the communication of new ideas among teachers, (2) creation of formal links to universities and graduate schools of education to insure a source of new ideas to teachers who are oriented to school improvement, (3) "status studies" conducted by each school to determine the needs of its clientele. (RA)
Descriptors: Diffusion, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Innovation, Interaction, Job Satisfaction, Resources, School Orientation, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Dept. of Educational Administration, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Dept. of Educational Administration.