ERIC Number: ED034587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Pedagogical Attitudes of Conventional and Specially-Trained Teachers.
Rosenthal, Ted L.; And Others
In Tucson, the Arizona Center for Early Childhood Education has developed an experimental program (EP) of teacher reeducation aimed at modification of curriculum emphases, classroom practices, and pedagogical orientation of teachers. This study of incentive practices in both EP and NP (nonprogram) classrooms indicated the superiority of the EP practices. Two studies compared pedagogical attitudes of EP and NP teachers regarding classroom application of contemporary principles and the needs and nature of disadvantaged youngsters. In the first study, inculcation of EP attitudes was effected indirectly through classroom interaction with specially trained EP personnel. Attitudes were measured by a 75-item Survey of Educational Attitudes (SEA). The second study examined a 6-week intensive workshop training project, also evaluated by SEA. In both studies the EP teachers had substantially and consistently acquired the desired EP viewpoint. Long-term diffuse and short-term intensive training produced significant modification of teacher's pedagogical convictions. (MH)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Educational Labs.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Early Childhood Education.; Illinois Univ., Urbana, National Lab. on Early Childhood Education.