ERIC Number: ED190611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Effects: A Study of Knowledge Utilization.
Boston, Margaret E.; Mitroff, Donna D.
This study examined the impact that the training in and the experience of using an innovative instructional program had on the practices and attitudes of teachers who were no longer in the supportive setting. Three years after two innovative Title I programs--Free Learning Program (based on the Bank Street Model), and Primary Education Project--were terminated, teachers were asked to identify the program aspects, (instructional strategies, management techniques, curriculum components, etc,) which they continued to use in their current setting. Data were collected through mailed questionnaires and personal interviews; they indicated that program aspects persisted in the teachers' repertoire. Attributes of program aspects that contributed to program survival involved financial and social costs; efficiency; compatibility with conventional practices; complexity; amount of approval needed from other persons, or gatekeepers; and susceptibility to modification. Of the training which teachers received concerning the innovative programs, the all-day inservice workshops were most enthusiastically supported. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).