ERIC Number: ED030297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Innovation and Sharing of Teaching Practices--II: Procedures for Stimulating Adoption and Adaptation of Selected Teaching Practices. Final Report.
Fox, Robert A.; Lippitt, Ronald
A project was developed involving a state organization of teachers and teams of teachers in local school systems to demonstrate how selected teaching practices could be disseminated to interested teachers. The state organization provided the organizing link among the different school systems and established criteria. The members of the area teams acted as researchers into innovative teaching practices and as disseminators of the new practices. Difficulties that mitigated against the most effective involvement of the state organization included rapid turnover in leadership, political orientations, lack of local structure, and lack of experience with or commitment to research. The study demonstrates that there is a need for a vastly improved flow of information to teachers about available resources. There is a critical need for supportive interpersonal relations among teaching colleagues to create a climate of freedom to innovate, and to provide the motivation to do so. In-service educational activities (for teachers) are needed for a climate supportive of innovation. A bibliography and questionnaires for the study of innovation, along with other supporting material is appended. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific Knowledge.