ERIC Number: ED044798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Change in Teacher Attitudes Toward Decision-Making and School Organization.
Hummel, Raymond C.; Cox, Leslie Salmon
Efforts at introducing innovations in the public schools are hampered by the organizational structure of the schools and the attitudes of some school personnel toward change. The power to effect change is lodged with administrators and board members, but teachers, who are charged with the ultimate responsibility of implementing innovations, often resist changes. To modify opinions about decision-making responsibilities in the schools, teams of change agents, each team consisting of an administrator and several teachers from a school, consulted with staff members from the University of Pittsburgh Learning Research and Development Center. Questionnaires administered to these teams show equivocal results, with some opinion shifts in the desired direction and some in the opposite direction, and few differences between experimental and control groups. (RA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970)