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ERIC Number: ED079267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 35
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Teachers' Acceptance of Innovations: Self-Interest, Altruism, and Professionalization.
Rafky, David M.; Beckerman, Marvin
What are the relative effects of self-interest and altruistic motives on teacher acceptance of educational innovation after the effects of the following classes of variables have been taken into account: personal attributes, characteristics of the school system, characteristics of the school, career patterns, and psychological predispositions? Using a method of partial and multiple correlation, it was found that the willingness of 240 elementary school teachers to devote time and effort to the implementation of 15 new programs is more strongly related to self-interest than to altruism. The findings do not fit the model of professionalization proposed by Flexner. In addition, it was found that Miller's inventory of change-proneness is unreliable and multidimensional and appears to lack content validity. (Author)
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