ERIC Number: ED240071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Teacher-Directed Experimentation. Project No. 6169.
Marklund, Inger, Ed.; Hanse, Mona-Britt, Ed.
School Research Newsletter, 1983:5 Oct 1983
"Analysis of Teacher-Directed Experimentation" (ALF) is a project currently underway in Sweden. In Swedish terminology, a distinction is made between central, regional, and local educational development work; these terms indicate the level within the school system at which a particular kind of development work is conducted. Teacher-directed experimentation can be viewed as a variant of local educational development work. These teacher-directed experiments are essentially a form of development work which teachers regard as "their own," as distinct from development work enjoined "from outside" or "from the top." The ALF project describes and analyzes instances of teacher-directed experimentation (through interviews with the teachers) in order to pinpoint the conditions and principles involved. The project's focus is two-fold: (1) the scope, focus, conditions, and implications for schools of teacher-directed experimentation; and (2) teacher-directed experimentation as an expression of views entailed by the teaching profession of conditions governing school work. This interim report presents summaries of a number of detailed studies conducted by the ALF. A bibliography of reports from the project is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Experimental Teaching, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
National Swedish Board of Education, Karlaragen 108, S-10642, Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.