ERIC Number: ED029356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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The Use of Data in School Selection and Training of Administrators and Teachers.
Scanlon, Robert G.
As confirmed by two case studies of pilot IPI programs conducted September through December, 1967 in two elementary schools in New Jersey, participation in the innovation of Individually Prescribed Instruction requires a certain level of commitment by school district administrators, principals, and teachers. One of the pilot schools was graded conventionally; the other was nongraded. Problems included training procedures, motivation of staff, communication, administrative cooperation, and teacher participation. Five criteria were established for selecting schools for participation in IPI: (1) Administrative commitment, (2) teacher commitment, (3) participation in research, (4) retraining of administrators and teachers, and (5) uniqueness of situation. The study concluded that retraining of administrators was especially needed in the areas of organization, communication, and the analysis of IPI data. (JK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.