ERIC Number: ED190291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Concerns about the Adoption of the Learning Resources Center Program in a Rural School District. Procedures for Adopting Educational Innovations/CBAM Colleague Report.
Sanders, Ann; George, Archie
In 1975, The Texas Board of Education adopted instructional resources as a priority area and chose Learning Resources Centers (LRC) to be used as the means for implementation. Title IVC funds were granted for the 1976-1977, 1977-1978, and 1978-1979 school years to develop, plan, and field-test an LRC model which used a paraprofessional staff supervised by a professional librarian/Learning Resources Director. Stages of Concern Questionnaires (SoCQ) were given to 97 rural school teachers to measure how individuals involved in the development and adopting processes of an innovation perceived those processes and what their concerns about the innovation might be. Of those teachers selected, 30 completed the questionnaire. The SoCQ consisted of 35 statements which reflected 7 stages of concern: awareness, informational, personal, management, consequences, collaboration, and refocusing. Data indicated that most respondents were unaware of the LRC program but open to information about it. After a review of the data, some participants were interviewed. While most of those interviewed used the LRC program, few understood the concept or philosophy. There was confusion between the concept of an LRC and that of a school library program. Consequently, the project's implementation activities were modified to place additional attention on increasing teachers' awareness and knowledge of the LRC program. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hays Consolidated Independent School District, TX.; Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Stages of Concern Questionnaire; Texas