ERIC Number: ED061157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of (TIF) Teacher Innovation Funds Awards Program. Parts I and II.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
This evaluation report is in two main sections, the first dealing with a program in five senior high school areas and involving 96 teachers during 1968-70, the second dealing with a program in one high school and one vocational high school and involving 43 teachers during 1970-71. The programs were established to seek out and fund innovative classroom projects designed by teachers and to demonstrate the school system's faith in the ability and creativity of the individual teacher. All teachers, librarians, counselors, and specialists were eligible to submit proposals, and a committee selected those to be funded. Background information was gathered through interviews, on-site visitations, and seminars using instruments such as a pre-evaluation questionnaire, an evaluation checklist, a post-evaluation questionnaire, and a creativity impact measure. Results indicated a very positive teacher reaction, with many valuable innovative projects. Teachers gained skills in using new techniques, new enriching experiences were provided for the students, learning was improved, attitudes were changed, and improvement was made in oral and written communication. New ideas and techniques were publicized for use by non-involved teachers giving incentives for others to try innovative projects. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.