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ERIC Number: ED102109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 165
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Staff and Student Attitudes toward Innovative Programs at the Middle School Level.
Pint, Robert F.
A survey of staff and student attitudes toward selected innovative approaches to learning that had been in operation for four years was conducted. The population surveyed comprised the entire Bettendorf, Iowa, Middle School staff and student body. Questionnaires were developed to elicit pertinent staff and student opinions toward (a) space utilization, (b) team teaching, (c) continuous progress, (d) independent study, (e) standards and expectations, and (f) expressed philosophy. Results were analyzed according to type, degree, and correlation between staff and student opinions. Though staff and student attitudes appeared equally highly positive toward some of the innovations considered, results revealed significant differences between staff and student opinions regarding certain aspects of innovation. Further, both staff and students expressed uncertainty toward and/or denial of proposed benefits of some innovative approaches. Innovative approaches to learning offer many benefits to both student and teacher; however, they contain many unique problems that must be identified and solved. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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