ERIC Number: ED090156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Staff Development in Creativity. Title III (E.S.E.A.).
Oregon Consolidated Schools, WI.
The goals of this project were to create a learning environment where the individual talents of each student and staff member could be optimally utilized. Seven specific objectives were a) more flexible space utilization, b) an increase in staff experimentation with different teaching techniques, c) increased process orientation of instructional staff, d) long-term gains in student satisfaction with the learning environment, e) development of problem-solving skills in both teachers and students, f) an increase in both the variety and frequency of learning materials used by students, and g) an increase in student satisfaction with and participation in the curriculum. Comparisons were made between the experimental and the control school using 13 different instruments administered throughout the 3-year project to determine if continual emphasis on creativity did improve the learning atmosphere and encourage the development of teacher and student creativity. Strict analysis and interpretation of the results are hampered by a) the fact that the control school staff incorporated many of the innovative techniques of the experimental school either because of the felt competition between the two or because they were valuable and produced results and b) the fact that the really valuable things produced by the experimental school were either not quantifiable or unrelated to the original measurable objectives of the project. (Fifty-two tables of data resulting from measurements of each of the seven objectives are included in the report.) (HMD)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Center for Research and Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Consolidated Schools, WI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III