ERIC Number: ED066795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Instructional Planning Team: An Organizational Arrangement To Accomplish Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation in a School. A Pilot Study.
Carlisle, David H.; And Others
The Instructional Planning Team is based on the Research and Instruction Unit of the Wisconsin R & D Center for Cognitive Learning. To determine if the IPT as an organizational arrangement would increase the ability of a group of classroom teachers to use research-based information to improve their instructional program, a pilot test was conducted at one California high school during the 1968-69 school year. As an experiment in research product utilization, the project was unsuccessful and was consequently terminated in June 1969. Two major problems were (1) the overambitiousness of the inservice training program in its scope and in its demands on teachers; and (2) the inability of the activities presented (as a rational sequence of tasks) to solve the dilemma of teachers caught between two mutually incompatible roles -- instructors in a continuous classroom program and trainees and researchers in the concepts and skills needed to develop the program in the direction the pilot study required. Nevertheless, quality reports by the Team indicated that students benefited from the project through increased enthusiasm for the course work as well as through improved social behavior. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational Research, Field Studies, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Design, Needs Assessment, Organization, Program Evaluation, Research and Development Centers, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Teamwork, United States Government (Course)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.