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ERIC Number: ED108889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes Toward Learning Centers in Open Classrooms.
Smith, Duane R.; And Others
Reported is a research project conducted to train teachers in methods of open education for future implementation in their classrooms. The format of the program allowed participants to experience an open classroom in action by actually living the experience. Prior to participation in the workshop, the participants were asked to read five books to acquire some background in open education. The 48-hour workshop was attended by over 150 teachers. Four research instruments were administered as a pretest situation and of these three were re-administered at the end of the workshop. Six months later all four instruments were mailed to each participatnt for completion and return. A 35 percent return was received. A description of one instrument, "Sketch Your Classroom," is presented. Data presented in this paper represent only those 46 participants who completed both the Attitude Inventory and "Sketch Your Classroom" instruments in June and November 1974. Thought evidence of positive attitudinal changes were noted, it was concluded that a one-week workshop cannot serve to achieve significant gains. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (24rd, Los Angeles, California, March 1975)