ERIC Number: ED055962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Helping Traditional Teachers To Plan and Implement Student Centered Classrooms; Selected Classroom Project. Final Report.
Johnson, Gerald F. J.; Page, William C.
The Selected Classroom Project was planned, implemented, evaluated, and disseminated between October 1970 and June 1971. It narrowed the focus of Project COD to helping teachers in specific classroom develop a practical approach to the transition from traditional to "open" classrooms. The 21 participating teachers in grades 4 through 8 were selected by their principals on the basis of teaching experience, competence, and motivation toward change. The help given the teachers by Project COD staff consisted of small and large group workshops in specific techniques, such as nonverbal communication and goal setting, continuation of individual assistance and counseling, and orientation of parents and administrators. Evaluation of the project was accomplished through pre- and post-observation using a specially developed instrument; analysis of journals kept by teachers; and questionnaires completed by teachers, principals, and students. Results of the observation showed a definite change in teacher and student behavior toward those behaviors identified as being typical of a student-centered classroom. Responses to the questionnaires indicated that the majority of those involved--from 75 percent to 90 percent--favored continuation of this approach. Dissemination of the project was accomplished through newsletters, newspaper articles, and conference speeches. (Appendixes contain copies of the evaluation forms, tables of results, a student goal-setting form, and a sample workshop outline.) (RT)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Project COD, New Bedford, MA.