ERIC Number: ED087462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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The Communication Program Survey, Spring 1967. A Survey of Public Elementary and High School Teachers and Principals in Twelve San Francisco Bay Area Counties Regarding Their Interest in, and Attitudes Toward Educational Innovation, Research and Development.
Hood, Paul D.; Hayes, Tamara C.
A survey involving a 2.5 percent sample of teachers and principals in the San Francisco area was made to determine their interest in, knowledge of, and attitudes toward educational innovation, research and development. The answers received showed that: 1) principals were more interested in research than were teachers; 2) interest in new developments was wide-reaching, 70 different innovations were mentioned when the participants were asked to list the three most promising innovations; and 3) educators vastly overestimated (by a factor of anywhere from 4 to 11 times) expenditures for research and development, but still felt that these amounts were not sufficient. The overall conclusion drawn from the study was a positive one. It was felt that, despite some lack of information about specific innovative projects and about research and development activities, the participants revealed a general awareness of innovations, a moderate to strong interest in learning more about educational discoveries, and a clear disposition to support educational innovations and to cooperate in research and development activities. (Author/PB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California