ERIC Number: ED069741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Evaluation of Innovative Schools: OCDQ Results for Fifth-Year Teachers, 1970-1971.
Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
A random sample is reported of fifth-year teachers from conventional schools and from open or innovative schools who completed the Organizational Climate Descriptions Questionnaire (OCDQ), administered anonymously, which measured subjective rather than objective dimensions. The instrument is interpreted as being primarily a measure of teacher morale. Report results appear to indicate a more positive organizational climate in conventional schools, with morale among fifth-year teachers in open-space plants tending to be lower than morale among fifth-year teachers in the school system as a whole. However, it noted that drawing causal conclusions from the report would be premature, since factors such as overcrowding may have contributed more to the findings than did anything common to innovative plants and programs. (Author/LH)
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Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire