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ERIC Number: ED104839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Influences on Work Preferences of Team Teachers in Selected Individually Guided Education (IGE) Schools.
Seyfarth, John T.; And Others
A major factor in the failure to successfully implement an innovation such as team teaching, is the absence of a mechanism to identify and treat difficulties arising from the effort to implement the innovation. The hypothesis was tested that teachers who are ambivalent toward team teaching and teachers who experience frustration in attempting to implement team teaching would report more negative attitudes toward this innovation. It was anticipated that these factors would interact. It was also anticipated that a) high ambivalence combined with high frustration would result in the most negative attitudes toward the innovation, and b) the combination of low ambivalence and low frustration would result in the most positive attitudes. The study's hypothesized relationship between the nature of the problem teachers experience and attitudes toward team teaching was only partially confirmed. The most reliable predictor of teacher frustration was an overall measure of problem incidence and severity. (Tables illustrating teacher ambivalence levels toward team teaching and a list of references are included.) (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 31-April 3, 1975)