ERIC Number: ED028076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of Innovation Adoption by Teachers from a Consortium of Schools.
Jenks, Houston Carter
Investigated was the adoption of the process approach to teaching elementary science by teachers undergoing inservice training. Data were collected on 72 inservice teachers, principals of 18 schools, and 194 teachers not undergoing inservice training. The degree of adoption by teachers of process procedures was calculated as the ratio of the number of process experiences provided for each grade level to the number actually used. This correlated with (1) grade level - the lower the grade, the higher the adoption ratio, and (2) enrollment - the smaller the enrollment, the higher the adoption ratio. Predictor variables investigated included teacher characteristics, formal organizational characteristics, and inservice teacher status. Also investigated was the power the principal exerted in adopting innovative procedures. (GR)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.