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ERIC Number: ED077367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 89
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Faculty Views of Curriculum and Instruction: A Research Report.
Peters, Dianne S.
The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain attitudes of university faculty toward curriculum and instructional techniques, and to discover the patterns of interrelationships between such attitudinal patterns. In general, the findings indicate that those faculty who tend to hold traditional and/or structured attitudes toward curriculum, who tend to use formal instructional techniques, and who exhibit a formal, nominal, and thing-oriented language pattern are usually from the Natural Sciences. By contrast, those faculty whose views of curriculum are nontraditional and/or nonstructured, whose instructional techniques tend toward the informal, and whose language pattern tends toward informality, verbality, and people-orientation are also from the same groups -- Social Sciences and Humanities. The implications of this research suggest that the interrelationship between the faculty's working environment and their attitudes toward curriculum and instruction, which do differ by academic area, must be considered when a university plans for its future. The findings also suggest that administrative personnel practices should focus more on the concept of equitability than on equality in curricular determinations, in evaluating teaching effectiveness, and in student-faculty relationships. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Inst. for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education.