ERIC Number: ED081716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Francis Howell R-III School District Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act Innovative Program. Final Report.
Leonard, Charles B.; Gies, Frederick John
This study evaluated the in-service teacher training program in the Francis Howell R-III Schools, Columbia, Missouri. The program sought to modify the instructional behavior of teachers in the areas of a) increased pupil verbal participation, b) decreased teacher dominance of the verbal classroom environment, c) increased skill and ability to utilize and write student behavioral objectives, d) increased use of higher cognitive levels of questioning, and e) increased openness of teacher/pupil attitude. The following instruments were used in the collection of data: Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire; Process Measure for Teachers, Form A-Pretest, Form B-Posttest; Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory; Rokeach's Dogmatism Scale; Process Measure for Students; Program Questionnaire; and Verbal Interactive Behavior Classification System. Analysis of the data revealed the effectiveness of the program in changing the verbal classroom behavior of teacher/pupil, increasing student inquiry effecting the use of higher cognitive levels of questioning by teachers, and developing teacher skill in writing behavioral objectives. (Eight tables of statistical data are included.) (BRB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Francis Howell School District, St. Charles, MO.; Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Center for Educational Improvement.