ERIC Number: ED079813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Research and Administering for Change. A Case Study.
McGuiness, Thomas P.; Masters, James R.
In this paper, the authors describe a research study being carried out in a Pennsylvania school district as a means of demonstrating the role of research in administrative decisionmaking. The research began when the district requested the assistance of the authors in initiating a program of change in the district. The change approach used in the district was based on Glasser's proposals (Schools Without Failure) for humanizing education. The purpose of the research was to determine if significant improvement in elementary and secondary teacher and student attitudes and in elementary student achievement can be effected by this change approach. The research instruments and statistical methodology used in the study are described. (JF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Schools, Failure, Humanization, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, School Districts, Secondary Schools, Speeches, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (58th, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-March 1, 1973)