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ERIC Number: ED139117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Organization Development Training on Goal Agreement Among School Faculty Members.
Bartunek, Jean M.; Keys, Christopher B.
Teachers in schools receiving organization development (OD) training were expected to show greater agreement on school goals than control school teachers. Toward the end of one school year, faculty-administration teams from seven elementary schools attended OD training. During the next school year these teams conducted workshops for fellow teachers. In each school receiving training, the faculty and administration worked together to develop common goals. Before training and after goal development, faculty members in experimental and matched control schools completed a questionnaire assessing goal agreement. Results indicate that teachers present in OD schools during both years of the intervention showed greater actual and perceived goal agreement than control school teachers. In addition, teachers present in OD schools during only the second year of the intervention showed greater actual goal agreement than teachers present in OD schools both years. The findings suggest that OD training for teacher-administrator teams can be a viable training method. (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)