ERIC Number: ED116309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
History of Productivity and Research Needed in Education.
Costa, Crist H.
While concern for efficiency and productivity and the use of systems terminology are not new, the intensity with which the jargon is used is relatively new. Unfortunately, the technological terms have frequently become distorted and value-laden through attempts to apply them to compelling economic and political issues. As a result, administrative attempts to implement processes associated with the terms as well as attempts to increase teacher productivity have been perceived by teachers as an unreasonable demand to provide more service for less money. This paper relates the terms "accountability" and "productivity" to the educational context, identifies criteria presently used for the measurement of productivity, reports on some of the current practices used to increase productivity, and proposes some directions for future research. The proposed research efforts are concerned with defining productivity, defining programs, adopting more efficient record-keeping systems, understanding the teaching process, examining employee motivation, investigating successful strategies to implement innovative practices, and increasing the activity of teacher organizations in developing strategies for improvement of education. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference to Explore Concerns of Productivity in Education (October 1975)