ERIC Number: ED095170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Follow-Up Study of On-The-Job Behavior of Elementary Teachers Trained in an Innovative and a Traditional Program of Teacher Preparation. Final Report.
Wass, Hannelore; Combs, Arthur W.
Thirty-five teachers who graduated from the new elementary program at the university of Florida and 30 control teachers from the regular program were observed in a followup study to assist in determining the efficiency of a systematic, theory-based approach to curriculum innovation and, specifically, to determine the effectiveness of the experimental program instituted at the University of Florida. Teams of trained observers observed each teacher in the classroom during both behavioral and inferential techniques of observation. Findings indicated that the experimental group engaged significantly more in experimental classroom practices. Teacher-centered, right-answer focus was less evident. The perceptual organization of the experimental teachers was positive to a significantly higher degree; more specifically, in their perceptions of others as able and of goals as larger, in their tendency to see themselves as more adequate and to be more self-revealing. It was concluded that the efficiency of systematic approaches to curriculum innovation was indicated and that results merit further exploration and development of the experimental program at the University of Florida. The instrumentation is appended. (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.