ERIC Number: ED052160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
College Teachers: A Resource for Implementing Change.
Butts, David P.; And Others
The leadership conference described was based on the assumption that a change agent will be most effective if he has knowledge of the change desired, competence in interacting with people, and a personal commitment to implementing the change. A 1-day pre-conference session was held in April, and the 3-week conference with twelve participants was held in June. Follow-up and feedback were obtained from visits to the participants during the school year, and by a 2-day follow-up conference. Results indicated that participants did have a functional knowledge of newer curricula but did not have strategies or alternatives by which they could work with others. Participants shared a common interest in improving the profession, but their knowledge of the operation of the school district was relatively superficial. Feedback indicated that following the conference nine participants worked with the school districts. Participants provided many informal cues to indicate that they felt they were part of a total team in developing a teacher education program. Appendixes include the conference agenda, lists of staff and participants, evaluation instruments, and instructional decision tests. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.; Texas Univ., Austin. Science Education Center.
Note: Report Series No. 55. Final report of a Leadership Conference sponsored by the Science Education Center and R&D Center for Teacher Education