ERIC Number: ED122396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Mini-School Size on the Organization and Management of Instruction.
The question of whether school size directly affects teacher interaction, attitudes, role specialization, and consensus or whether size indirectly affects teacher attitudes and consensus through the mediating effects of interaction was investigated. The effect of size and other contextual variables (for instance, principal support and teacher experience) on teacher behavior was also studied. Path analytic techniques are used to answer the first question and two-stage least squares the second. Data are drawn from teacher surveys in the Alum rock Voucher Demonstration in which 11 schools were subdivided into 51 different-sized minischools. There are indications that teachers are more satisfied with smaller work groups. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Washington, DC.