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ERIC Number: ED070567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 146
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An Investigation of the Relationships Among Selected Attitudinal-Personality Characteristics and Success of Teachers in Installing an Innovative Elementary Science Curriculum.
Wallace, Charles William
The purpose of this study was to determine what variables among a selected number of teacher characteristics and teacher perceptions of school environment contribute to the successful installation of Science - A Process Approach (SAPA). Success in installation was determined by the number of exercises used and by proficiency on SAPA Competency Measures. Three instruments, The Purdue Teacher Opinionnaire, Stern Activities Index, and Organizational Climate Index provided data for the independent variables. The sample for the study was drawn from 286 elementary teachers in grades K-4 in 21 school districts. The number of exercises used correlated significantly with pupil proficiency. Results of the study also indicated certain teacher personality characteristics, and aspects of the school environment were related to the teacher's performance in teaching and pupil achievement. (Author/RH)
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