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ERIC Number: ED108888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 18
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Measures of Teacher Attitude Toward the Open Classroom.
Alexander, Donald K.; And Others
The studies reported in this paper represent an effort to assess the attitudes of inservice and preservice teachers toward the open classroom. Three instruments are described which were used as pretest and posttest measures of attitudes of participants in a one-week Open Education Workshop. The instruments are: (1) a Likert-type attitude scale with 52 items dealing with formal/informal and teacher-centered/child-centered attitudes; (2) an adaptation of the Rokeach Value Survey, which calls for a ranking of 18 terms representing values; and (3) a semantic-differential task, which requires 10 responses to each of 12 items. Data presented clearly support the conclusion that it is possible to change the attitudes in a positive direction, during a one-week workshop, as measured by the AOA Attitude Scale. Pre- to posttest changes seemed to be reasonably stable. The last instrument indicated short-term changes in the perceptions of the participants toward open education but long-term effects were shown to be less consistent. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (23rd, Los Angeles, California, March 1975)