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ERIC Number: ED136390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 42
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Reference Count: 0
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Teacher Practicality and Curriculum Change: An Ecological Analysis.
Ponder, Gerald; Doyle, Walter
Published reports of curriculum innovation were used to develop an analysis of factors contributing to teacher reaction to change proposals. Premised on the theory that a more thorough understanding of naturally existing mechanisms operating in school environments would enhance the development of effective change strategies, the analysis focused on decision-making processes shaped by the ecology of the classroom and forming a cluster of factors labeled as "the ethic of practicality." Three dimensions are discussed: instrumentality, congruence, and cost. These dimensions define the content of the ethic and provide the basis for teacher reaction to proposals for curriculum change. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)