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ERIC Number: ED107606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-3
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Educators' Perceptions of School Domain Claims.
Pierce, Douglas R.
This study comprised part of the evaluative research of the Experimental Schools Program (ESP) in Tacoma, Washington. Its purpose was to determine educators' perceptions of (a) the character of ESP schools, and (b) the extent of change in the district owing to ESP intervention. A questionnaire was developed concerning possible outcomes, services, and clientele. Some findings were as follows: (a) substantial consensus existed concerning the schools' domain; (b) the clientele dimension was clearly crystallized, the outcome dimension least crystallized, and the service dimension yielded the highest proportion of extreme responses; (c) the schools' domain included many features, although few were strongly pronounced; (d) strongly characteristic features were not unexpected or unusual; (e) less-pronounced features were not unexpected or unrealistic; (f) elementary school features were more sharply defined than those of secondary schools; (g) school level rather than sex accounted for most teacher differences; and (h) the general perspective was of a basically stable organization, subject to adjustments, and undergoing gradual transformation. (Extensive tables are included.) (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A