ERIC Number: ED193776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Social Ecology of the School: The Dynamics of the Internal/External Systems. The South Bay Project.
Joyce, Bruce R.
This paper reports the summative evaluation of a four-year Teacher Corps project at a California elementary school. The archives of the project and interviews with over 60 of the persons involved are the basis of the report. The investigation focused on an examination of the school's formal and informal systems. The study looks at (1) the social system of the school; (2) the psychological orientations of the teachers; (3) the utilization of training; (4) changes in the behavior of the teachers; and (5) relationships between teacher behavior, learning styles, and achievement. Taken together, these studies provide a picture of the problems of tailoring staff development efforts to the particular configurations of the school and teacher. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Ethnography, Experimental Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Organizational Effectiveness, Parent School Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Influences, Social Systems, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).