ERIC Number: ED069742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Evaluation of Innovation Schools: Research Questionnaire Tabulations for Fifth-Year Pupils and Teachers, 1970-1971.
Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Fifth-year pupil and teacher attitudes and opinions in innovative and conventional school plants during the 1970-1971 school year are contrasted. Teachers' educational backgrounds are also compared. The most significant finding of the study was that very few teachers in innovative plants favored a return to traditional school plants or self-contained classrooms. In spite of dissatisfaction with a variety of things, the overwhelming majority rejected a return to conventional plants and teaching methods. Other findings included: 1) Fifth-year teachers in innovative schools tended to be less experienced than teachers in conventional schools; 2) Almost 40% of the fifth-year teachers in traditional plants did not teach one class in a self-contained situation; 3) The majority of fifth-year teachers in traditional plants worked or planned in some sort of team or semi-team situation; 4) About 75% of the innovative teachers, less than 50% of the conventional teachers, and very few of the students in either type of school felt that discipline was too easy; 5) Teachers' and pupils' responses agreed that noise was more of a problem in innovative schools; and 6) Greater acceptance and implementation of individualized approaches to instruction in innovative schools were indicated. (Author/LH)
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Authoring Institution: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida