ERIC Number: ED214254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Readiness for Individualization of Instruction: A School Climate Assessment Procedure.
Sandrin, James V.
To help assess a school's readiness for individualized instruction, the author devised the School Climate Assessment of Learning Environment (SCALE-I), a research instrument comprising 30 belief statements about aspects of individualized instruction. Informants respond to the belief statements on an attitude scale. The instrument was tested on 36 elementary and secondary teachers in southwest Missouri and 49 student teachers in elementary and secondary education at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin (Missouri). Using analysis of variance, the author compared the practicing teachers with the student teachers and the elementary teachers with the secondary teachers. The results showed that the practicing teachers as a group agreed with the student teachers on 28 of the 30 belief statements, while the elementary teachers as a group agreed with the secondary teachers on 17 of 30 statements. The author concludes that SCALE-I is a viable instrument for detecting a positive school climate for individualization of instruction. A copy of SCALE-I is appended. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Attitude Scale; Missouri