ERIC Number: ED037385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Change Through Organizational Change: A Human Relations Training Program in a School System.
Kimple, James; And Others
This document contains three papers describing the South Brunswick Township (Kindall Park, N.J.) Public Schools inservice and preservice program based on a training design which includes group dynamics or human relations training combined with a summer laboratory school. The first paper "A Three-Year Organizational Development with a Total School Staff" describes and analyzes the effects of each phase of the program (1967-70) in a middle school in which teachers participated in an experimental summer school (experimental teaching in the morning; dynamics, planning, evaluation, and skill training in the afternoon) and then in followup activities throughout the school year which included T Groups, problem-solving, and skill training in goal setting, diagnosis, planning, evaluation, and other decisionmaking areas. The second paper describes and analyzes the undergraduate teacher intern program in which future teachers participate in a summer program involving human relations training and teaching in the experimental summer schools and then in a full semester of teaching, consultation, observation, and seminar work on teams composed of interns, teachers, and college supervisor. The final brief paper summarizes system changes and p program innovation, listing changes in curriculum, schools, and personnel. (JS)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Experimental Schools, Field Experience Programs, Group Dynamics, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Laboratory Training, Organizational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teachers, Summer Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A symposium presented at the annual AERA meeting, Minneapolis, March 4, 1970